Project Work

Over and above the open-nights, when the cafe operates as a drop in centre, we run a wide variety of projects for young people.

Operational Management Team

Our OMT consists of young people who are existing members of the Youth Cafe. They are given responsibility to work in the snack bar & kitchen areas for during evening youth sessions.

They experience various training in ‘best employment practice’, key skills (including food hygiene, budgeting, accountability, dealing with the public), organisational skills and the importance of healthy eating.

Healthy Living Programme

With funding from Children in Need and NHS Grampian, the Cafe now employs two Health Promoting Youth Workers. Their remit is to encourage young people to make healthy lifestyle choices. They deliver weekly cooking and fitness classes, in addition to other awareness promoting activities.

Elgin Youth Development group gained a Healthy Living Award in 2015.  We have two Smoothie Bikes on site which are also available for hire through the Youth Team. You can print out a rental form here.

Young Persons Management Group

This management committee is ran by a number of enthusiastic young people. Their job is to help with the staffing of the cafe, decision making (for the benefit of young people), and to feed back all views and opinions to the board.  Regular meetings are hosted where the group assist the Youth Team in the planning and delivery of activities and fundraising events.  They also are available during drop-in nights to meet new young people and offer support or answer queries.

The Committee are supported by a member of the Youth Team.  If you are interested in joining the group please contact