Action for Children’s Moving On project turns the lives around of young men who’ve been in Polmont Young Offenders institution.
It aims to reduce the risk of them reoffending. Over 80% of the young men taking part in the project don’t return to prison.
Part of the project includes YesChef, a programme that trains six young men with cooking skills. It also gives the would-be-chefs work experience in top catering facilities including the Tennent’s Training Academy and restaurants like The Finnieston.
The training culminates in an event at Glasgow’s Platform at Argyle Street Arches where the boys will show off their training and cook street food for each guest. The event will be hosted by comedian Gary Faulds and there will be live music entertainment.
Young men who’ve previously taken part in the project have gone on to work in restaurants throughout Glasgow. The project makes a massive long-term difference to the lives of the men taking part.