#YouthVoiceNow Interview with Patrick Cantellow (21) youth employment champion and #Point-of-Light winner.

#YouthVoiceNow Interview with Patrick Cantellow (21) youth employment champion and #Point-of-Light winner.

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Patrick Cantellow, aged 21, from Kent is a #youthvoice champion and ambassador for careers, apprenticeships and social action. At  the age of 15 Patrick formed the now completed ‘Swale Young People’ project, which offered a voice to young people and high quality work experience and social action opportunities to young people in Swale, using the network Patrick built with his own volunteering work with the NSPCC, The Children’s Commissioner for England and #iwill. Aged 16, the organisation formed as a C.I.C. and received funding from Comic Relief, DCMS and the local devolved councils. Patrick was awarded the Points of Light award by then Prime Minister Theresa May for his work changing the lives of Swale Young People’s beneficiaries.  In 2020, in addition to his role as Chair or the Youth…
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#YouthVoiceNow: Interview with Gabrielle Mathews, NHS advisor, # iwill ambassador and Diana Award winner

#YouthVoiceNow: Interview with Gabrielle Mathews, NHS advisor, # iwill ambassador and Diana Award winner

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Gabrielle Mathews  aged 22, from Coventry, is a long-term champion of #YouthVoice and has just graduated with her first degree (Intercalated Global Health BSc) and is continuing her studies in Medicine at Imperial College London. She is now the youngest member of the NHS Assembly, one of the first Youth Expert Advisors at NHS England and Improvement, having volunteered for the NHS Youth Forum. She is the former chair of the Young Persons’ Advisory Group at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and in 2018 was selected as a #iwill ambassador for health at Step-Up-To-Serve. Earlier this year, Gabrielle was appointed to the oversight board at the Research and Economic Analysis for the Long term Centre at The Health Foundation. She has also worked as a young technical advisor to the World Health…
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#YouthVoiceNow: Interview with Katrina Lambert (19) #iwill ambassador, trustee at ‘Volunteering Matters’, and member of ‘Youth for Change’

#YouthVoiceNow: Interview with Katrina Lambert (19) #iwill ambassador, trustee at ‘Volunteering Matters’, and member of ‘Youth for Change’

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Katrina Lambert, 19 years old and originally from Edinburgh, is an activist campaigning on gender equality, human rights and youth voice. She is an #iwill ambassador, a trustee at Volunteering Matters, member of youth-led network Youth For Change and has been recognised by the Prime Minister for her work with a Points of Light award. Katrina has been active in promoting youth voice in Scotland (volunteering with organisations such as Young Scot and ProjectScotland) and is now based in London where she is studying Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics. Continuing our series of interviews with youth voice champions, 'YoungVoicesHeard' heard about her journey and hopes for the future. We also asked what advice she would give to young people starting out and to older people…
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#YouthVoiceNow interview – with Dan Lawes (19) activist, #iwill ambassador and founding CEO of YouthPoliticsUK

#YouthVoiceNow interview – with Dan Lawes (19) activist, #iwill ambassador and founding CEO of YouthPoliticsUK

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Daniel Lawes is a 19 year-old activist from Manchester, currently studying History and International Relations at the London School of Economics. He is an #iwill ambassador, Diana Award recipient, and in 2016, he founded the non-profit organisation YouthPolitics UK with the aim of engaging young people with the democratic process. He was one of the youngest CEOs in the UK at 17. Continuing our series of interviews with youthvoice champions, 'YoungVoicesHeard' heard about his journey and hopes for the future. We also asked what advice he would give to young people starting out and to older people listening. (more…)
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#YouthVoiceNow: Interview with Harry Twohig (19) #iwill ambassador, advisor to ‘The Mix’ and member of DCMS Youth Policy Steering Group

#YouthVoiceNow: Interview with Harry Twohig (19) #iwill ambassador, advisor to ‘The Mix’ and member of DCMS Youth Policy Steering Group

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Harry Twohig is a #youthvoice champion and activist, volunteering as for the #iwill campaign as an ambassador, a member of The Mix Youth Advisory Panel, and trustee of youth music charity NYMAZ. In 2019 he joined the DCMS Youth Policy Steering Group which aims to provide advice on Government policy. Originally from Middlesborough, he is now studying History in lockdown at the end of his first year at University. Continuing YoungVoicesHeard series of interviews we give a platform to Harry to talk about his journey, Covid and hopes for the future of youth participation. (more…)
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#YouthVoiceNow: Interview  with Anna McGovern (18)        #iwill Ambassador and Chair of Medway Youth Council

#YouthVoiceNow: Interview with Anna McGovern (18) #iwill Ambassador and Chair of Medway Youth Council

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by James Cathcart, 20th November 2019 Anna is an #iwill Ambassador - one of a group of young activists successfully nominated in recognition of their outstanding volunteering work. She is now a role model and ambassador for the national ‘Step Up To Serve’ campaign -  which aims to increase youth ‘social action’ and celebrate the role of young people as active citizens. Anna has campaigned on safeguarding for children/on-line safety and better mental health, with NSPCC and Childline, and has been recognised with awards included the Prime Ministers Point of Light Award for her work. As part of national #iwillweek2019 I met Anna, in her role as Chair when she was hosting the Medway Youth Council’s annual conference on climate change. It was held at Mid Kent College in Chatham…
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