AN INITIATIVE which rewards youngsters for the positive contributions they make to their communities has been backed by Angus Council.
The Young Scot Rewards Scheme will involve a tiered approach to rewards for young people with four levels – bronze, silver, gold and platinum.
It will build on the existing Young Scot discount scheme, with the current discount arrangements repackaged as the bronze level award.
The scheme will focus on providing rewards which have the potential to further support the continuing personal development of young people.
During the pilot period, additional rewards will include opportunities to see films before their commercial release, short placements in a professional recording studio, and free access to leisure services.
Angus Council’s education committee agreed last week to support the of the scheme’s introduction.
Welcoming the decision, Convener Peter Nield said the project has “considerable potential” for encouraging personal development in the county’s young people.
He said: “I am pleased that Angus will work in partnership with Young Scot to deliver the reward scheme.
“It has considerable potential for enhancing personal development opportunities for young people in Angus and for providing community planning partners with an effective vehicle to engage directly with young people.”