From this we developed loads of suggestions and recommendations for how to make things better for young people living here. We were then faced with a puzzling question – WHO is going to actually make these changes happen?

We wanted to make sure that something actually happened from our ideas – and so we decided the best answer to that question was – WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN!

So we started our very own Community Interest Company. OYCI CIC was set up in June 2017 to drive positive and lasting change for all young people, in the Hillfoots and beyond.

We are passionate about making our communities better – we want to show that with the right support and structure, there are no limits to what young people like us can achieve, we want and need our voices to be heard in the decisions that affect us. We want to empower and inspire young people to take ownership and make change happen.

Our aim is that young people have fun doing all of this, they develop skills, confidence and friendships by working in a collaborative and inclusive way to achieve their goals.

Skills development

Friendships

Confidence

Fun!

Personal development

Partnerships

Commitment

Community connections

Enhancing communities

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