Transition Extreme’s Outreach projects provide facilities, activities and diversionary opportunities for young people living in Aberdeen. We introduce young people to exciting, adrenaline packed sports in a bid to divert their attention from ‘negative recreation’ and onward to positive life ‘transitions’ building self-confidence and aspirations.
Our projects remove barriers to youth participation and enable young people to engage in new opportunities. This has increased confidence and has encouraged positive engagement throughout other areas of their lives. We aspire to support young people to gain a sense of ownership over a community facility and thus a feeling of success and achievement as a result of their increased confidence and motivation.
Overall the projects provide a safer environment for positive recreation for young people, a place for them to take pride in, feel a sense of citizenship and responsibility in what they achieve.
The Outreach projects have continually encouraged youth participation and enabled young people to engage in various new opportunities. We have noticed a positive increase in the participant’s confidence and sporting ability. We have successfully supported young people to gain a sense of ownership over their local skateparks, supporting them to maintain their park and organise skatepark events.
Currently the projects have taken place in Northfield, Bridge of Don and Torry. We plan to roll the projects out to Mastrick, Westburn and Tillydrone within Aberdeen City. Following on from this we wish to focus on other areas in Aberdeenshire such as Peterhead and Fraserburgh.