Amazing things happen when young people feel heard and valued.
That’s why I’ve advocated for youth voice in my work for the church, on the Youth Voice Board at The Mix, and on the DCMS Youth Voice Steering Group.
Without doubt, the highlight of my social action journey has been encouraging young people to volunteer to join the players’ committee at my local football club.
In a deprived area where young people often lack support at home, I was worried we’d struggle to find volunteers. However, 13 young people came forward and are now beginning their own youth voice journeys.