“Dear Youth Work,
It’s been a tough weekend! As we gather our thoughts and chat amongst loved ones about what this all means, I have been empowered by the talks people are having in pubs, gyms and buses as we go about our lives. People coming together to let reality sink in, grieve and decide what we will do next as we watch our leadership carve out a new nation.
Having Indy100 point out the 7 stages of BREXIT grief has made this process easier for me, so thanks 1 to 7!
This letter is not to communicate personal agendas or opinions instead it is a pledge to empower and negotiate on your behalf. We, Xchange Scotland have come to terms with our future in European youth work and the future of our strong partnerships in Europe. Partnerships that have estimated over €500,000 spent on youth work in Scotland since 2012.
The Xchange Scotland team are moved by the messages we have received from all over the world, showing their solidarity and support for youth work and for that we thank them again.
We voice our passion and concerns to our fellow partners in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England, who all work with us in the third sector, social enterprise and youth services. This pledge is to begin a conversation to create a platform that can continue the work we are doing to improve the lives of those most vulnerable.”
Click here to read the full letter: A Letter to Youth Work