Amplify Youth was a programme funded by Credit Suisse and delivered by The Young Foundation. We worked with young people aged 16-25 in challenging areas of East London, Dublin and Belfast. Our aim was to tackle the structural inequality experienced by young people across the UK and Ireland by exploring the most pressing issues and equipping them with the tools of social innovation to create ideas with the potential to make a tangible difference to their communities. To do this, we invested in young people themselves by building capacity and recognising their latent potential; we made social innovation accessible by sharing the tools for change used in the social enterprise sector; and we equipped young people with the qualitative research skills they need to hear from their peers and local communities to lead narratives of transformation. Amplify Youth offers young people an opportunity they would otherwise be denied to face some of society’s greatest challenges head-on, and to recognise themselves as agents for change.
Amplify Youth: putting young people at the heart of social change
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