Columba 1400

Values Led Leadership for Young People

Columba 1400's Leadership Programmes focus on reaching young people who have experienced significant personal and social challenges, such as being in care, leaving care, poverty or exclusion. This project will part fund eight programmes allowing over 100 young people to benefit from our work.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2012

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC026987)

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Our work will engage with young people and staff through the Young Peoples Leadership Academy coming from residential care, care at home, fostering or those affected by addiction either personally or within their family. Some young people may also have experienced violence, psychological difficulty or crime and anti-social behavior. Achieving our target will mean we can address the personal and social challenges affecting hard to reach young people across the UK.


The first phase of our work is undertaken in the young people's communities. The second, the residential element of our Programmes takes place at one of our inspirational Centres on the Isle of Skye or Loch Lomond. Here, our, participants take part in a r

  • “One of the most important things I’ve learned here is courage – more courage to say no, more courage to stand up for what I think is right.”

    — Participant, Inverclyde Community Drugs Team

  • “I found I had a lot more confidence than I thought. This made me see the good in me which made me see the good in others.”

    — Young person, YPLA

  • “I found the experience life changing, absolutely amazing and I’m so grateful for the opportunity.”

    — Young person, Wester Hailes Education Centre