Project Description

Joel Meekison

Age 19, Scotland

I have always been interested in why the decisions being implemented around me in society have been made and this led me to join the Glasgow Youth Council.

My eyes were quickly opened to the extent to which young people were marginalised in many decisions that affect them, sparking my great passion for social action and activism. I started work with numerous charities and the Scottish government, including through the Alliance of Children’s Rights. I am also an ambassador for the Year of Young People 2018 in Scotland.

Social action has given me access to an amazing quality of education.