Heavy Sound transforms the lives of vulnerable and disengaged young people across East Lothian, Midlothian and Edinburgh improving their health, wellbeing and capability by teaching them new skills in music, biking, sports and mentoring, leading them to become contributing citizens with positive pathways to future destinations.
Evidence shows that young people who do well in spite of adversity have usually had the opportunity to experience positive engagement with a supportive, trusted adult. This is vital in re-engaging them in learning. Heavy Sound’s nurturing approaches and innovative projects improve social, emotional, and educational attainment, leading to improved health, wellbeing and future life chances.
Heavy Sound makes learning work for disengaged young people by re-engaging them through innovative youth work projects involving: