Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 Project, or Y2K as it is known locally, started in 2000 after the old church manse where we are currently based was donated by McSence to the community for a young person facility. Twice in the last 10 years, we have been recognized by the government as an example of good practice by the HMIE for the wide variety of opportunities for young people.
Y2K works with and supports young people between the ages of 11 and 21. The project offers weekly age specific drop in services, a one to one service for young people with additional support needs, health and wellbeing services, employability support and issue based group work. During the school breaks, Y2K runs a programme of activities that all young people can access.
We are registered Scottish Charity and we are governed by a board of directors, who volunteer their time and commitment on a regular basis.
Y2K exists to support young people to take their place in their community:
- Greater self-confidence and self-awareness
- Reduced feeling of disaffection and exclusion
- Improved technical or vocational skills
- Greater and more developed life and social skills
We are open to any young person within the Midlothian areas, between the ages of 11 and 21. Currently, there are over 300 young people on our membership database and we support approximately 85 young people each week through our diverse range of activities.
Non-discrimination: Y2K opposes any discrimination, marginalisation or persecution of any person. Anyone who comes to Y2K will receive assistance based solely on need and our capacity to provide help.
Y2k & Growing Gardeners
Contact Y2K: Lindsey Ritchie (Senior Youth Worker) 0131 4549805 or complete the contact form on Y2k website.