#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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Young Trustee Movement

Young Trustee Movement

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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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My Life My Say

My Life My Say

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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

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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

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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

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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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