Why was Destiny created?

Destiny Partnership was founded by Jessica Young and Scott Russell. By volunteering their skills and services to children throughout Scotland, they created Young Life Savers Scotland, a non-profit organisation which is now Destiny’s first social enterprise and operates our Heroes of Tomorrow programme.

They knew that with Young Life Savers, they had something special, but they wanted to be able to do more. Young Life savers teach first aid and life-saving skills, but there is more than one way to save a life.

Young Life savers also host multiple classroom-based courses for children in subjects such as mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, bullying, with a strong focus on cyber bullying and so much more.

Young Life Savers Scotland was lucky enough to be selected to take part in the 1st ever RGU Innovation Accelerator Program. This enabled Scott and Jessica to fully establish Young Life Savers and build Destiny Partnership as a new charity to operate this fantastic social enterprise.

What is the RGU Accelerator?

Through the RGU Startup Accelerator, participants can access a six-month, funded, mentor-led development programme founding teams have the opportunity to develop their creative ideas into high-growth businesses. These high potential startups represent a range of industries, supporting the RGU goal of diversifying the economy of the North East of Scotland.


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What is Young Life Savers Scotland?

Young Life Savers Scotland is now the 1st social enterprise operated by Destiny Partnership. It is fully non-profit and all training delivered is free. Our Heroes of tomorrow scheme is completely led by our dedicated volunteers who now not only deliver the training but also arrange all the fundraising that helps keep this project running.

Training is available at our training hub in Aberdeen, it can be arranged to be carried out in schools, youth groups, community halls or anywhere there is a need for it.

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Scott was also a finalist in the 2019 Inspiring Aberdeenshire Awards for the Spirit of Community category for all the hard work with Young Life Savers and the creation of Destiny Partnership.

Plans for the future?

Destiny is working hard to be registered as a formal charity, as well as an accredited awarding body for delivering qualifications. As well as social projects like Young Life Savers, Destiny also plan on operating charitable businesses where individual who come to us for help, can not only gain experience and qualifications, but earn a wage while they do it.

Our next projects, Project Alpha and Bravo are currently being planned and established. We are running fund raising for Project Alpha, which will be a Café where individuals can come and not only gain hospitality qualifications, but service skills, people skills, accountancy skills, build confidence and more importantly, have fund while do it. Project bravo is still in the planning stage and details will be announce soon, but this will be aimed at the Healthcare sector. In the mean time, Destiny hosts a multitude of courses . Please see our services page for full details.

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