Columba 1400 would be so grateful for your support as we raise funds for a much-needed 9-Seater people carrier to transport young people taking part in our Leadership Academies across Scotland.
We have developed a new model of delivery for our Leadership Academies, delivering entirely within the young people and parents’ local community. In this current Covid-era, this adapted work has proved invaluable and a crucial way for us to still be able to reach those young people who are most isolated such as Care Experienced young people and Young Carers.
Our recently-developed Leadership Academies that take place in the local community involve a combination of indoor sessions at local venues as well as some outdoor activities in nearby surrounding areas. We use the strengths that are in the local area to provide a safe space for our participants to explore values-based leadership. The work is delivered by our Columban Team and in accordance with social distancing guidance. We also need this people carrier to transport young people when we are able to resume our Leadership Academies involving a residential element at our centre in Staffin on the Isle of Skye.
We would be delighted with any support for our Crowdfunding campaign - your donation will help our team reach more young people across Scotland who need our help the most - both now and in to the future.
Columba 1400 is a charity and social enterprise based in Scotland. The purpose of the organisation is to help young people discover their potential either by working directly with them or by working with the key adults in the lives. Our Leadership Academies have been described by our graduates as an “inward bound” experience offering an opportunity to reflect on themselves and learn from others.
For the over 10,000 young people and key adults who have participated in our Leadership Academies since 2000, Columba 1400 has provided a turning point in their lives. We provide young people with a safe space in which they can discover their own values and how these can help them discover their true potential.
Our work is highly intensive and our Columban approach is centred around values- based leadership which participants develop throughout through a series of experiential sessions focused on the 6 core Columban values and what these mean to each individual. Our values of Awareness, Focus, Creativity, Integrity, Perseverance and Service underpin all our Leadership Academies and provide a framework within which young people can embark on their own journey of personal transformation.