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Annual Report: Amplifying the Voices of Young People

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When young people succeed, so does our country.

Youth Leads UK has published its Annual Report for the year ending March 2022. The report looks back on twelve months of incredible youth social action in a year when Youth Leads UK celebrated its 10th anniversary.

The report showcases the key achievements of the youth-led charity against its three key areas of work: skills enrichment, self-empowering potential and influencing change.

Highlights include:

  • Raising awareness of hygiene poverty, young people educated the public on sustainability and helped 100 people reduce the costs and consumption of cleaning products through ‘DIY cleaning kits’.

  • Partnering with the George House Trust, we raised awareness of HIV amongst young people and urged more people to get tested to stop the spread. The priorities were to educate and reduce the stigma.

  • Working with NATO on a short project and associated events in Manchester and London highlighting the issues around social media disinformation.

  • Commissioned by The Office of the Mayor of Greater Manchester to produce a short film consulting residents of all the ten local authority areas on the new ‘Greater Manchester strategy’.

  • Delivering social media campaigns focused on mental health, national youth voter registration day and Greater Manchester Police’s ‘Money Mule’ campaign.

  • Establishing the Youth Healthcare Transformation Board in Bolton.

In her opening remarks, Chair of the Youth Leads UK Board of Trustees, Saimah Malji said:

“Amplifying the voices of children and young people is central to our work. The success of any country depends on the success of its young people. Over the past year, Youth Leads UK has been proud to work with some incredible young people across Greater Manchester, upskilling them, empowering their potential and helping them influence change.”

You can read the report below, or download it here.