Our journey

A modern approach that changes lives

The DRC Youth Project (SCIO) is a modern youth service which supports young people along the Dumbarton Road Corridor and across the North-West of Glasgow as a partner in the award-winning work training programme ‘Pathfinder’.

At the DRC we run a highly successful five stage youth work programme for young people aged 8-26. The programme combines generic youth services, from youth clubs for 8–19-year-olds in Yoker, Scotstoun and Whiteinch, street work that extends as far as Knightswood, a food pantry, allotments, cycling activities, health/ fitness sessions and employability and accredited training services aimed at young people from across the North-West.

Our youth service pipeline aims to prepare young people for the next big steps in their live

  • Stage 1 – Early Intervention (8-11 years)
  • Stage 2 – Preparation (12-19 years)
  • Stage 3 – Employability (14-26 years)
  • Stage 4 – Food Initiative (young people and families)
  • Stage 5 – Street work and Cycling Initiatives (8-26 years)

Throughout each stage we use a person-centred approach, offering non-judgmental and confidential spaces to allow young people to address the issues that affect them in their day to day lives. We use a variety of interactive methodologies to include young people’s interests and support as many of their strengths as possible. We are an equal opportunities project that works with all young people regardless of race, gender, religion, ability/ disability, sexuality, as outlined in our Equal Opportunities policy.

Meet the team

Arthur McNeaney
Head of Operations
Gerard Espie
Engagement and Operations Manager
Steph Stirling
Youth Work and Operations Coordinator
Jamie Sweeney
Engagement and Operations Support Worker
Haley Sneed
Lead Youth Worker
Dougie Weymss
Youth Worker
Liam Elliott
Youth Worker
Kevin Coyne
Group Worker
David Christie
Youth Worker
Brian Quinn
Youth Worker/ Bike Mechanic
Kayleigh Trainer
Youth Worker
Scott Middlemas
Youth Worker/ Bike Mechanic
Chantelle Mann
Youth Worker
Well-being Ambassador