Project Description

Mhairi McCann

Age 19, Scotland

I first started taking part in social action without even realising it, when I fundraised for the Scottish SPCA, joined my primary school’s Eco Committee, and then the Fairtrade Steering Group and Rights Respecting School Group at high school. These were issues I cared about so I wanted to do my bit to make a difference. More recently, my social action has included: engaging young people with nature on ReRoute: Scotland’s Youth Biodiversity Panel; acting as Ambassador for the Year of Young People 2018; using funding to bring young people opportunities in STEM through the InverSTEM project; and as a Young Adviser, gathering young people’s views to influence the Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland’s strategic plan.

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