Youth & Community Work

What We Aim To Do

Transition Extreme is not just a world class sports facility; it is a multi award winning youth charity dedicated to engaging with young people via participation in extreme sports and related art and music activities. Our superb facilities for skateboarding, BMX, inline skating and climbing are open to everyone. By using our centre, you are helping us to help young people channel their energy, develop their skills and maximise their potential.

Since we opened we have developed and implemented a number of alternative projects which use extreme sports, art and music to encourage young people to take an active role in their own personal development.

At Transition we aim to:

  • Harness the raw energy of young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
  • Increase participation in sports from childhood to adulthood – engaging those not attracted to conventional sports.
  • Provide an exciting diversionary facility which supports initiatives to reduce crime, substance abuse and antisocial behaviour.
  • Engage young people that are disengaged from traditional forms of education, harnessing their raw energy through sport and projecting this towards positive outcomes.

YOUTH WORKERS

Katie McGunnigle

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh. Katie has worked with Transition Extreme for just over 11/2 years, she joined the organisation at a volunteer and an Ad-Hoc youth worker supporting our various programmes during her studies at North East Scotland College. On completion of her HNC Early Education & Children/Young People Development she joined the Youth Work team full time in September 2017. Katie role is varied, she works with both individuals and groups of young people to offer practical and emotional support, while helping them to develop skills which will bring positive changes to their lives. When Katie isn’t in the centre she can be found reading comics, listening to music, socialising with friends or skateboarding.

Cameron Wilson

Cameron has worked with Transition Extreme since late 2014 doing various jobs around the centre including facilities assistant, cafe assistant, skateboard coach, minibus driver, and camp leader. Following a 4 month job in the French Alps, he has returned and is now working as part of the Youth and Community team as a youth worker. He enjoys the work for the active lifestyle but also loves having a platform from which he can help and work with young people. When Cameron is not on the job, he can be found skateboarding or snowboarding, philosophising, playing video games, studying nature and psychology, pc building and generally being a massive geek/dude hybrid.