Too often society fails to listen to young people’s views or recognise your ability to make a positive difference. It’s time for that to change.
Whether it’s protecting the environment, tackling knife crime, improving mental health, combating racism, campaigning against period poverty or something completely different, you can make a huge difference. There are lots of ways you can take action.
You can volunteer in your local hospital, help an elderly neighbour with their shopping, mentor someone younger than you, encourage local shops to use less plastic, or campaign against discrimination in your community. You don’t have to try and save the world on your own. Taking small positive actions can make a big difference.
By taking action you will not only benefit your community, you will also gain skills and experience that will help you to achieve great things at school, in further education and in your employability when you look for a job.
In this section, you will find information on how you can get involved. So don’t sit back and wait for change to happen. Make change happen now. Say #iwill.