Young Trustee Movement

Young Trustee Movement

Gallery, Organisations, Youth Voice in the Boardroom
Straplines: 'We’re a movement of young people and charity leaders mobilising for better charity boards' 'Less than 3% of charity trustees are under 30 - we're changing that' (target is double numbers on charity boards).  Target - to double number by 2024. Website: www.YoungTrusteesMovement.org.uk         Launched Oct 2019 Mission:  'Double the number of trustees aged 30 and under on charity boards by 2024. (while the spotlight is on the age factor, our movement is part of a wider call for diversity on boards Create a norm of Boards embarking on a journey of change and realising that this also benefits all board members Changing the image of what a trustee looks like, by shining a light on the impact made by young trustees. Define what conditions allow…
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The Challenge of Youth Power: From silent-service to youth-voice leading

The Challenge of Youth Power: From silent-service to youth-voice leading

Blogs, Young Voices Heard, Youth Social Action
At the start of its seventh and final year the Step Up To Serve's (SUTS) #iwill campaign has launched a "Power of Youth Challenge 2020" to organisations, decision makers and young people to come together and get involved in a year-long set of activities that will champion youth voice, action and leadership in the #iwill network across the UK. Everyone, including young people, are invited to not only see, hear and value youth voice and leadership, but to signup to promote and grow it. The 'Challenge' also represents a strategic call to the youth sector organisations, decision makers and young people to continue to work together into the future to ensure our collective advances are not lost' as the SUTS charity prepares to close at the end of 2020. (more…)
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My Life My Say

My Life My Say

Gallery, Organisations, Youth Voice in Democracy, Youth-led Start Ups
Strapline and Mission "My Life My Say" is a youth led, non-partisan charity, on a mission to empower young people to participate in democracy"   "To empower young people to participate in democracy, by creating spaces for dialogue across communities and generations, and by providing young and socially excluded citizens with the tools to lead change within society." (more…)
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The Politics Project

The Politics Project

Gallery, Organisations, Youth Voice in Democracy, Youth-led Start Ups
Strapline and Mission: "The Politics Project - starting powerful conversations"  "So here at The Politics Project we specialise in providing people with outstanding democratic education, because we believe that everyone should be able to use their voice". "We support teachers, students and politicians to deliver outstanding political education."  Website: The Politics Project (more…)
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YouthPoliticsUK

YouthPoliticsUK

Gallery, Organisations, Youth Voice in Democracy, Youth-led Start Ups
Mission and Strapline: Youth Politics UK mission aims 'to mobilise a generation of young adults to become more politically active' ; 'a non-partisan political group that works to have young voices heard and debates started in Parliament" To Engage - through the vast use of social media; To Educate - by means of our website and events; To Debate - through meetings, workshops and talks from experts; To Campaign - equipped with the skills to bring about social change. Website www.YouthPoliticsUK.org.uk [caption id="attachment_2421" align="alignright" width="129"] Dan Lawes[/caption] Youth-led Start-Up  Founded in 2016 by Dan Lawes aged 17, who recruited a team of his peers in Manchester as a steering/advisory. Registered as a non-project company in 2017. Activities Include: Conference (2017), training, workshops, debates and public speaking/advisor roles by Dan Lawes;…
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Votes at 16: Parked, paused, what next?

Votes at 16: Parked, paused, what next?

Democracy, Young Voices Heard
Votes at 16: 2020, What next for this long-running campaign?  ‘Votes at 16’ no longer commands the support of a majority of MPs in the new Parliament.  Yes - Wales has joined Scotland in lowering the local voting age locally, but are General Election campaigners facing five years 'parked' in Parliament? Are young people in this age group now prioritising action on climate change, mental health and knife-crime over the right to vote? After all, Greta Thunberg has shown that even if you are too young to vote you are not too young to be heard by those that do. Stakeholders, supporters and funders are focusing on investment in social action campaigning and renewed youth services all year round, rather than empowerment through voting tomorrow. Invited by the Leverhulme Trust…
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Do something amazing – for someone amazing – #Nominateyouth

Do something amazing – for someone amazing – #Nominateyouth

Blogs, Democracy, Recognition, Young Voices Heard, Youth Social Action
Its been a New Years Honour for an increasing number of 'young' changemakers like Mete Coban MBE (pictured), as more, and even younger people, are being successfully nominated for New Year's or Queens Birthday Honours. This blog highlights some who have been recognised for their youth leadership and campaigning work as young-led social action shows increasing signs of becoming a self-sustaining movement, as more of its young flagbearers are being recognised nationally. Valuing Recognition Since 2018 Young Voices Heard have been making new year resolutions. One of these 'To nominate more youthvoice projects and their champions for awards and recognition, locally and nationally' is one way to ensure that youth-led social action, in all its forms, is recognised. It is relatively easy for anyone to take the time to put…
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How do we refresh democracy for young people?

How do we refresh democracy for young people?

#GE19 & Campaigns, Blogs, Democracy
   'They don't appear to know what they're doing in Westminster' first time voter , Croydon.                  The 5th of December was #DemocracyDay when 'Young Voices Heard' joined twenty other organisations calling for a range of measures to address disenchantment with democracy (1).         The day was coordinated by the Electoral Reform Society who commissioned a mini-poll (2) from BMG Research on the attitudes of the electorate on how well politics is working and whether they felt they could  influence on decision-makers. When asked to describe their opinion on how politics is working 82% of 18-24 year-olds agreed that it needs improving and 68%  felt that they do not have very much/no influence over decision-makers in the country as a…
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