theGKexperience has the huge privilege of working with some of the most incredible young people from Glasgow's most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. We use an integrated model of support across four areas:
Locally based youth work, Outdoor residential experiences, Young leaders programme and The Container
We offer young people the chance to be part of shaping superb experiences of community, and a context which improves wellbeing, builds long term supportive relationships, encourages growth and change, fosters leadership, develops resilience and makes aspirations a reality.
Who are we?
theGKexperience is not a programme but a community. We are compassionate, understanding, honest, respectful, determined, motivated and appreciative of each unique member whether young person, young leader, volunteer, staff or board. Everyone is listened to and has their part to play in creating an environment that is safe, encouraging and welcoming. A place where anyone can belong.
Since our inception, we have supported and improved the lives of over 500 young people across Glasgow. We currently support around 175 young people and 80 families. Young people grow in confidence, make friends, learn new skills, improve mental and physical health and have fun when involved with us. We provide what support they need and build long-term relationships to make the biggest differences. We collaborate with schools, social work and other organisations to ensure that young people are listened to and receive the best outcomes. Young people can make their aspirations a reality, when involved with theGKexperience.
25 Young Team -Green Hoodies
40 Adult volunteers - Blue Hoodies
Board of Trustees
Chair: Niall Hardie
Treasurer: Scott Bryson
Secretary: Chris Plews