About Peeblesshire Youth Trust

What We Do

Peeblesshire Youth Trust (PYT) supports 10-14 year olds across Tweeddale to build their confidence and self-esteem and to improve emotional wellbeing. Our vision is to nurture, support, engage and encourage these young people to feel valued and reach their aspirations. Our project began in 2009 when a local father asked for help to guide his son through the difficult transition years from primary to secondary. It was felt that a mentor figure in his life would be a perfect way to do this. It was soon realised that this boy couldn’t be the only young person requiring such support, and so PYT was born!

PYT Mission Statement

Peeblesshire Youth Trust will empower our community by providing a facility for support to young people and their families. We will develop confidence and resilience in our community by promoting participation and inclusion. At all times we will be helpful, approachable and non-judgemental.

Volunteers Required


We are always looking for enthusiastic adults from all walks of life who have a keen interest in helping children and families in their own community.



We need people to help us with:

Achieve Your Potential Programme for Primary 6’s

1:1 mentoring for young people between the ages of 10-14

Christmas Hamper deliveries

Sharing a skill/hobby

S6 Peer Mentors at Peebles High School for S1’s

You can download a volunteer application form 

Our Team

14th June 2017

Sarah Keen – Programme Manager

Our Team

Sarah grew up in Peebles and has an extensive knowledge of the local community. She is a mother of four, with enormous experience of working with, and for the benefit of, young people. Sarah aims to lead Peeblesshire Youth Trust to a...

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