Held over a summer weekend, it is an opportunity for Aberlour young people from all over Scotland, to come together, try new things, make positive memories, and have fun! It is also a time for us to catch up with our young people and create space for them to discuss and share their views on subjects important to them. We listen to these views and use them to shape and improve our work. We also tell others, like the Scottish Government and policymakers, what our young people think is important.
Our strategy is all about Being Brave. We want to take on new challenges, celebrate new ideas and importantly, provide choice for our young people about the ways we engage with them. We are also committed to elevating and amplifying the voices of our young people.AbJam is one way we realise these ambitions and commitments.
From planning to delivery and content, AbJam is all about listening and responding to our young people. They don't always feel comfortable speaking out, sharing their views or using their voice. AbJam supports everyone involved to express themselves in a way that feels safe to them, and build the skills and confidence to use their voice both at AlbJam and beyond.
Last year we were thrilled to make it back for an in-person, residential weekend. We got together, talked, learned and had fun.