What do we want?
- We want existing youth services to have funding
priority over new initiatives, to ensure they are able to continue
meeting the needs of young people
- We want the Government to recognise the value of youth
What do we want?
We want existing youth services to have funding priority
over new initiatives, to ensure they are able to continue meeting
the needs of young people
Since 2010, youth services have suffered as a result of
financial cuts and restrictions - thousands rely of young people
rely on these services. We believe properly funded youth
services and agencies aid young people in their personal
development and their ability to function in society. We
believe that youth services should have funding priority to ensure
they are able to continue to meet the needs of young people.
We want the Government to recognise the value of youth
Youth services are an important addition to young people's
formal education. Youth services deliver a wide range of social and
personal educational services to young people from sex and
relationship advice to learning how to interact with peers. Youth
services provide a supportive place for young people to become a
force for good in society and we believe that the Government must
recognise the difference these services make.
What can you do?
- Write to your MP and ask them to support
the campaign. (Don't know your MP? Find out now)
- Start conversations online - Join our
social media action on International Youth Day (12th
August)! Get your friends involved in discussions about saving
youth services, by posting articles, videos and links. Bring the
campaign to them! Make sure follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and
you can spread the word to your followers too!
- Write to your local press - We have
teamed us with the National Union of Students (NUS) to help amplify
the local youth voice. Student Unions who have prioritised
saving youth services will be lobbying MPs alongside local youth
- Why not come together to write an open letter to your MP
in local press to tell them about, the importance of youth
services; why cutting the service is an issue for young people; and
what needs to be done about it.
If you are a Local Youth Council who would like to find
out if there is a student union that can connect with you on this
action please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Share your story- We want to promote the good
work of youth services. We need you to use 150 words to tell us why
youth services are important! Please email story to (email@example.com