Youth Act to go national
Building on the success of our London pilot, the Citizenship Foundation has a Home Office grant to run Youth Act! in Croydon and the Derbyshire Dales.Part of the government’s Civic Pioneers initiative which encourages statutory and voluntary bodies to work in partnership to address issues of community concern, this is the first step in what we hope will be a national roll out of Youth Act!.
The result will be coordinated groups of young people able to use their skills to identify issues of their own concern and act to achieve social change.
The Citizenship Foundation is also delighted to announce the appointment of Ade Sofola - previously of the British Institute of Human Rights - as the National Trainer for this project. Ade will deliver the training in both places, and will actively shape the emerging national Youth Act! programme alongside members of the central team.
In Croydon, Ade will work directly with young people and their adult supporters. In High Peak/Derbyshire Dales she will deliver a 'train the trainers’ model. Ade has a background in human rights law and training.