New-look toolkit to support the delivery of youth-led research projects

Check out our new and improved digital toolkit to support youth workers plan and deliver youth-led research projects!

The Engaging Young People in Heritage toolkit features a wide range of resources to support youth workers on their journey, from identifying suitable partners, to developing session plans and evaluating research projects.

At the heart of the toolkit is guidance on how to implement a youth work approach in any research project, by working towards intended youth work outcomes such as the development of skills, new experiences and instilling resilience and confidence in young people.

The toolkit is the result of YouthLink Scotland’s work with 15 youth groups, 30 youth workers and 150 young people since 2017 to deliver three key youth-led research projects.

Scotswummin was delivered in partnership with Glasgow Women’s Library to help young people research women of influence in their communities who had been unrecognized or forgotten.

Youngwummin saw YouthLink Scotland partner with National Library of Scotland to support 44 young people research the impact of WW1 on young women in Scotland.

Most recently, On Our Wave Length encouraged young people from coastal communities in Scotland to research how their local environment was being impacted by issues such as climate change, industry, fishing pollution and plastic waste.

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