About G20 Youth Festival
The G20 Youth Festival is part of the Children’s Wood charity working with young people in the G20 area of Glasgow. Our indoor premise is based on Shuna Street in Ruchill.
We believe it takes a village to raise children and young people, and that young people will succeed through developing healthy attachments with positive role models.
We don’t exclude people based on their past actions and believe that everyone deserves a second and third chance.
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better” Maya Angelou
We believe that with the right environment and conditions all young people can flourish.
The G20 youth festival aims to create a safe, nurturing space where young people are included and empowered to reach for their goals.
“it’s not always the people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest.”
― Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential
created by the G20 young people
During the national lockdown we came up with the idea of feeding the community. We asked ‘How can we help?” and from that we delivered more that 10,000 meals from March to August 2020. Once people didn’t need our help anymore we came up with the idea of a food pantry, providing free food parcels to local people who might still need our support. This runs every Tuesday 2-4pm We are currently receiving support from Maryhill Housing to run this
“I don’t know how I would have got through lockdown without this service. Even though I was alone, I never felt alone”
Supporting the Homeless
During summer 2020 we started a local initiative for younger children in our areas. We called it Safe Street Play and we led this in the Wyndford estate right up until November 2020. We are now working on a project to help the homeless in our community. We want to make a difference and support those who need it the most.
“the G20 young people are a credit to their community. They really want to make a difference and help others”
One of the main wishes for the older young people at the G20, is to get into work. We decided to start a food delivery service every Friday and to generate our own income through this work. You can order food before Thursday each week and we will deliver to you if you live near the G20 area. The lunch is a flat rate of £5 per person and money goes to training us, buying ingredients, employing a professional chef and to paying us a wage. We are loving the feedback.
“Another cracking lunch yesterday from G20 youth fesival! If you guys were on Tripadvisor you’d get 5stars”
Cleveden Secondary School
What G20 Young People Say
“I’ve learnt I can talk to other people and not just my pals, got more confidence in myself”
G20 young person
Cause in the club is always one family, no one looks down on you, like you feel involved”
G20 young person
If you would like to support our work please get in touch.