Invitation: “How to master an Honours Nomination for Young People”

Invitation: “How to master an Honours Nomination for Young People”

News, News and Blogs, Recognition
The Cabinet Office in partnership with DCMS and Young Voices Heard's are hosting a free lunchtime Zoom Webinair on how to master the an honours nomination for young people (aged under 30) You are invited... "You are invited to attend a session on Wednesday 28th July at 12:30pm to 1:45pm hosted by the Cabinet Office in partnership with DCMS and Young Voices Heard on ‘How to master an honours nomination’ for young people under the age of 30. This free webinar is open to people of all ages who champion young people, but is particularly aimed at those under 30 years old, who are interested in nominating their peers. Please share within your organisations, memberships, and networks,  particularly those working directly with this age group. Registration is free. During the…
Read More
Queen’s Youth Honours List 2021

Queen’s Youth Honours List 2021

News, News and Blogs, Recognition
This is the Queens Youth Honours List. It's updated every six months by Young Voices Heard. This is a list of young people who were aged under 30 at the time of their award, who were recognised for their exceptional service, leadership or  youth social action identified through media reports when the awards are announced. They are listed together to celebrate and equally value young people as leaders, role models and changemakers in our society, and to inspire more nominations, particularly those who would not otherwise be included. Scroll down for additional information on why they were honoured. For information and guidance on how to make a nomination go to Youth Honours Cabinet Office Presentation (slides) and links to Cabinet Office/Application This is part of the campaign for greater youth…
Read More
Top Tips on Starting Up #YouthVoice

Top Tips on Starting Up #YouthVoice

News, News and Blogs, Young Voices Heard, Youth Social Action
To mark the Power of Youth Day 2nd June 2021, Young Voices Heard is using this article to a platform #youthvoice tips and advice to other young people starting out. It's a collection of quotes from a series of Power of Youth interviews over the last year - when one of the questions young leaders were asked was: "What advice would you give to other young people starting their #youthvoice journey?" The full interviews can be found in our blog section and include several #iwill ambassadors. You can find more tips, standards and youthled examples in our Resources pages (more…)
Read More
Power of Youth Challenge: One Year On

Power of Youth Challenge: One Year On

News, News and Blogs, Quality Youth Voice, Young Voices Heard, Youth Social Action
Power of Youth Challenge:  News, Report and Recommendations from 'Young Voices Heard'. Over a year ago the young ambassadors of the #iwill ‘campaign for youth social action’ challenged stakeholders and society to: “Listen to Us, Work with Us and Invest in Us”. Young Voices Heard responded with a range of opportunities for young people to have their say, and to work together on an agenda to further embed the power of youth and amplify youth voice in public life. Young people were also saying "Dont just make a pledge and act on it, but also give us feedback and credit for our ideas". This 'post' is YVH's feedback and acknowledgement of young peoples inspiration and leadership in exploring a range of proposals for investment, some of which YVH has been…
Read More
National Youth Social Action Survey 2019: Review

National Youth Social Action Survey 2019: Review

News, News and Blogs, Youth Social Action
Findings from the latest Youth Social Action Survey (2019) show that whilst 88% young people still care about making the world a better place, and 86% agreed that is was important to try and make a difference, there has been a downward trend in youth social action since the annual survey started in 2014. Why?   The report and analysis were commissioned from Ipsos MORI by the Dept for Culture Media and Sport to inform and influence the Step Up to Service iwill campaign. It aims to make meaningful social action part of everyday life for 10 to 20 year olds across the UK and has invested £70m through the #iwill fund. (more…)
Read More
“Buckets of Cold Water will be poured on your ideas!” PM : Video, Text, Analysis

“Buckets of Cold Water will be poured on your ideas!” PM : Video, Text, Analysis

News, News and Blogs
Video, text, and analysis of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address to school leavers on Friday 10th July 2020 Rugby, buckets of cold water and Churchill were all referenced in a five minute address direct to young people on Facebook and YouTube:  ".. one of the most important and influential generations in the peacetime history of our country ... we are going to need people like you ... I can't wait to see the great new world that you are going to help us to build.” Read  full text and our analysis. Watch the PM's address, and Obamas speech to U.S. school graduates earlier this year. The address was circulated to schools to pass on to all school leavers during the week of 6th of July. There was no public…
Read More