About Avenue

Mission & Aims

The Mission of the Youth work Programme is to develop the potential of the young people in the Bo’ness community, and to foster their social, moral, spiritual, physical and intellectual development. We aim that young people will:

  • through all of our activities and programmes which are designed to encourage young people to take responsibility for their own decisions and also to recognise and develop their full potential.
  • by being part of a proven, exciting and creative youth organisation that is seeking to develop the importance of a community that is built on the value of the individual and the needs of the vulnerable.
  • by giving opportunities to young people to develop their leadership skills and allowing others to see the importance of being good team members.
  • giving young people an opportunity to take part in community projects allowing young people to have a voice within their community.
  • from building positive relationships by increasing the number of young people involved in decision making, both about themselves and more widely about services and communities.
  • by making more positive choices on issues that affect their lives such as healthy eating, alcohol and drug awareness.
  • from an increase in the education and development of young people.
  • from a greater sense of self-worth and be more confident in their outlook.
  • by improving young people’s understanding and respect for people from different age groups and backgrounds.

Our Values

The Values to which the programme adheres are the values of The Church of Scotland, with particular attention drawn to the following:

  • For all those with whom we have contact, we will seek their well-being and development, to promote social confidence and self-awareness, and we will to encourage and help them to achieve their full potential individually and as members of society.
  • We believe that all young people have the capacity to contribute positively to society and to their families, we will encourage this by promoting their social confidence and self-awareness, and by encouraging and helping them to achieve their potential.
  • We will take account of the views of those with whom we work, and we will encourage their involvement in the activities in which they are engaged, within limits of safety, good practice, and their own capacities.
  • We will seek to be genuine and transparent in all that we do.
  • We will work in partnership with others who share the same aims and values, recognising that in many areas the main responsibility lies other than in our church.
  • We will not discriminate on the base of gender, race, sexuality, or religion, and we will seek to promote equal opportunities for all.

Contact Us

Whether you need our support, or just have some questions about our work, you can contact us via the following:

Volunteering

As a charitable organisation within the Church of Scotland, we depend on our volunteers for a lot of the work we engage in. If you would like to get involved in any of our projects as a volunteer, get in touch with Lilias Snedden (our youth worker) on the Church Office number above.