About a&M scotland
Who we are, what we do, and why we do it!
who we are
what we do
why we do it
A&M Scotland is a registered SCIO based in Glasgow that delivers programmes of diversionary activity to young people from areas of high social deprivation. Diversionary activities take the form of sports, physical activity, group-work, volunteering, employability and personal development sessions. We improve young people’s physical and mental health and well-being, confidence and self-esteem, aspirations, personal responsibility and life chances by engaging them in weekly, structured, positive activities that work across communities and are delivered by role models (experienced and trained youth workers/coaches.)
We currently work across 30 different communities in Glasgow, utilising 40 venues on 6 evenings per week. We work with up to 1500 young people each week and have around 2000 individuals registered to take part in our activities. For example on a Friday evening we normally deliver services to over 400 young people, both male and female, aged 9-18, between the hours of 6 and 10pm.
The original need for these projects was to reduce gang related violence, anti-social behaviour and crime amongst young people from different communities across the North East and West of Glasgow and to engage them in positive activities both inter and intra community. These programmes have been highly successful in supporting significant reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour in NE and NW Glasgow and in engaging young people in community life.