Hello and Welcome
KYTHE was founded in 2014 by the four Kinross-shire Churches of Scotland including Cleish and Fossoway Churches.
“KYTHE aims to serve young people by helping to meet their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs through innovative and Dynamic Christian Youth Work.”
The folks at KYTHE are passionate about partnerships and see real value in a community working together for the good of the community.
With this in mind, KYTHE works alongside organisations such as:
- Local Churches (Kinross Parish Church, Orwell & Portmoak Parish Church, Fossoway Parish Church, Cleish Parish Church and St James RC Church)
- Local Schools (Kinross High School, Kinross Primary School, Milnathort Primary School, Portmoak Primary School and Fossoway Primary School)
- Local Government Bodies such as Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and more.
Spring -Summer 2020 Update
As the restrictions due to the coronavirus continue, here is an update regarding the activities of KYTHE in the last couple of months.
When lockdown was implemented at the end of March 2020, you could have imagined that KYTHE and its youthwork would have stopped. However due to the benefits of technology and the ingenuity of our two youth workers, Barry and Gillian, they have been engaging with the young people of Kinross-shire on a daily basis.
There is a weekly plan with daily drop-ins via Zoom (with baking lessons on Fridays), Music Mondays on Instagram, Tune-up Tuesday on YouTube, Wingnut Wednesday and more. These have proved popular and since the middle of March there have been over 4000 likes/messages/comments/chat participants over the different platforms. Please pray that this continues and grows during the restrictions and in the future as we seek to connect with more people.
We really do hope that we will soon be able to meet with the young people again, but realise that this may not be for a while, so boredom bags (containing puzzles, colouring books, pens, sweets) have been dropped off to many of them (from a safe distance).
The management team and trustees have also tried out the technology available. Our regular monthly meetings continue via Zoom, and the planned KYTHE 2025 Strategic Review has started but in a different format. A core group will develop the 2025 Strategy, but short twice weekly meetings (via Zoom and facilitated by Drew Drummond) have been filled with discussion, reflection, and consideration of ideas in new exciting ways with all the management committee and trustees able to attend.
The review will take several months as we consult with various stakeholders, so please keep the planning, writing and then the implementation of the KYTHE 2025 Strategic Review in your prayers.
We’re excited to announce that our KYTHE website is available. We’ve still some pages under construction, but it’s a great source of information all about KYTHE – our youth workers, volunteers and activities for the young people. Please bookmark this as one of your favourites! www.kythe.org.uk
Best wishes and stay safe,
All at KYTHE