Youth Work Week 2021 - Gary's Journey


I started with the Senior Phase and Youth Participation team in 2016 as sessional Youth Services Assistant after previously being involved in adult learning. Over the last five years the team have supported me through university and into a role as a full time Youth Worker.

Over that time, I have worked in most of Stirling’s communities, although the Cornton, Cowie, and Fallin communities have been my main areas of work. It has been a pleasure to work with the Young People in these areas and to see them work hard to improve their communities and challenge stereotypes of Young People.

I have also been a member of the detached youth work team over the last five years, and it has been great to engage with Young People who are not directly involved in our services. This work has allowed us to build very strong relationships with Young People within Stirling and ensure they have access to a range of support services.

In September, I joined the team as a full time Youth Worker, and I am looking forward to working with Stirling’s Young People to shape the future of their service and ensure we are meeting the needs of Stirling’s communities.