Originating in Canada, YPI is now an international programme and is delivered in secondary school across Scotland. The programme is principally funded and managed in Scotland by The Wood Foundation and St John’s Academy has been delivering the programme to S3 pupils for a number of years.
What is YPI?
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community. Read more
Our second term newsletter for 2018-19 has been published. Click below to download a copy.
Towards the end of June we celebrated our annual awards ceremonies.
In the secondary, we have 2 special ceremonies, for S1-2 and S3-6. The S1-2 ceremony celebrates the excellence and endeavour of our pupils and we are grateful for the large audience of parents and families who come along and celebrate with us. Mr Seán Hagney gave his Headteacher’s Address, and took the opportunity to highlight all the achievements of the pupils over the last year. This included the very positive report from the local authority which had been published on the same day. You can read the ELAV report here. One young person commented, “It was such a good feeling to be involved; it felt great to be applauded by our friends, teachers and families.” Another said, “It inspired me; I will work hard to achieve even more for next year.”
Pupil Leadership Team 2018 – 2019
We are delighted to announce our new Pupil Leadership Team for 2018 – 2019.
We believe that these young people will do a fantastic job and will serve our community well. We are sure you will join us in congratulating these young people for this great achievement.
Our second term newsletter for 2017-18 has been published.
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Newsletter Term 2 17-18
Our fourth term newsletter for 2016-17 has been published. Click on the links below to download a copy.
Term 4 newsletter:
The YPI Scotland National Event takes place in June each year, and represents an opportunity to celebrate all that has been achieved through YPI that year, whilst showcasing best practice from across Scotland.
The event recognises the philanthropic success and engagement of tens of thousands of secondary students who have been responsible for directing hundreds of thousands of pounds to local grassroots charities. Read more