Empowering activismYST Empowering activism
We will equip them with the skills, confidence and opportunities to lead change in their communities.
Children’s wellbeing is in decline. Young people are feeling less happy about their physical health, many feel disconnected from their families and communities and unable to influence decisions that affect their lives and futures.
Did you know?
- 71% of young people in the UK report feeling disenfranchised, and that their voices are not heard at all or their opinions do not make a change anyway
- 28% of young people do not currently feel in control of their lives.
We want to change this. We want to empower young people to make a difference by providing them with opportunities to develop and lead their own projects to bring about change within their communities.
Through our programmes young people will develop skills in planning, leadership, marketing and event management which help them devise and run social action projects on issues they care about.
There is compelling evidence that young people who volunteer and take part in social action initiatives develop critical skills for employment and adulthood.
- Collaborate with young people to identify their needs and develop initiatives which enhance wellbeing
- Support children to take action themselves
- Work with organisations supporting young people to create more social action opportunities
- Demonstrate credibility through impact.
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