#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

Blogs, Individuals, Young Voices Heard, Youth Voice in Democracy, YouthVoice Interview, YouthVoice Interview
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.  Where did youth #youthvoice journey start?  "When I was at secondary school and it spiralled from there! By getting involved in my school council, I saw how meaningful change could be created when young people and adults came together. Following this, I kept my eyes peeled for other opportunities to get involved more widely. Not a dissimilar journey to lots of…
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“Youth at the Table” – The Young Trustees Movement

“Youth at the Table” – The Young Trustees Movement

Blogs, Governance, Youth Voice in Democracy, Youth Voice in the Boardroom
"It's time to end social distancing! I'm not referring to the Covid19 two metre spacing but the social distance that is growing between generations. Young voices are less likely to heard on the issues that matter to them and rarely are involved or share in decisions that will affect their future. An inclusive vision and mission for our country and the organisations that shape it, is more likely to be realised when every voice, particularly that of young leaders, is valued and heard. At a time when young people are facing disproportionate covid19 consequences and challenges in the future they deserve to be at the table, particularly in the boardroom and any other forum, council, or parliament, that is making decision that will affect them. If we are all in…
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My Life My Say

My Life My Say

Changemakers and Champions Gallery, 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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Shout out UK

Shout out UK

Changemakers and Champions Gallery, Gallery, Organisations, Youth Voice in Democracy, Youth-led Start Ups
Strapline and Mission: "Shout out UK" provides #PoliticalLiteracy to the next generation and a platform to incite positive change".  "To help schools implement Political Literacy in the easiest and most cost-effective way possible, whilst providing young people with a platform to share information, debate and discuss issues they are passionate about." (more…)
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The Politics Project

The Politics Project

Changemakers and Champions Gallery, 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

Changemakers and Champions Gallery, 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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#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

Blogs, Changemakers and Champions Gallery, Individuals, Young Voices Heard, Youth Voice in Democracy, YouthVoice Interview, YouthVoice Interview
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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