Activity Agreement /Helping Young People Engage (HYPE)

HYPE is a skills based programme open to 16 - 19 year olds, who have an Activity Agreement to re-engage with learning. Through a youth work approach, we support young people to develop their personal, social and work skills to progress into further education, training or employment.

An Activity Agreement is a plan of learning and activity which a Trusted Professional will support a young person to construct, so that when they are ready, they can progress from this to further education, training or employment.  It can include volunteering, short courses, supported learning and practical work experience.

HYPE is a skills-based project, delivered to help young people on an Activity Agreement re-engage with learning. HYPE is offered alongside other relevant activities and on-going advice and guidance from a Trusted Professional. Its approach is to help young people develop personal and social skills through activity-based learning in an informal youth work environment.

The activities on offer are varied, including:

  • life skills
  • multi-media
  • outdoor adventure activities
  • animal care
  • cookery 
  • design department

All allow young people to try new things, make friends and discover what they are interested in. Young people can choose to participate in one or more activity; building participation as they feel ready.

For further information about the Activity Agreement programme: Positive Destinations Website

For more information on our HYPE programme, please contact Heather Thomson Senior Community Education Worker on 07917 242621 or email: heather.thomson@westlothian.gov.uk