YPI Finals

Alford Academy hosts it’s YPI (Youth Philanthropy Initiative)  finals 2016 this Wednesday evening, starting at 7pm, in the lecture theatre. Doors will be open at the Academy from 6.30pm onwards on the evening for audience members and charity representatives to attend.

Refreshments and snacks will be supplied at the end of the event whilst the judging panel make their decision on which local charity will receive the £3000 grant to support their ongoing work. The charities being represented this year are:

Calico – Cancer and Leukemia in young children support

Archie Foundation – Supporting local youngsters in need

Archway – Putting people with learning disabilities first

Penumbra – Supporting mental health issues

Dates-n-mates – Dating and friendship agency for adults with learning disabilities


The final groups are all set for a highly competitive and informative evening, to help promote the work of their chosen charities. We look forward to you joining us here at the Academy.




“The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community. Each participating school, each year is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI Grant to a local charity through a unique programme of team work, research and competition. YPI Scotland is all about creativity and passion, leaving the four walls of the classroom behind, and supporting the issues young people care most about.”