This research report was developed by The Centre for Urban Wellbeing at The University of Birmingham, in collaboration with The Young Foundation, and the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Mental Health Youth participation leads and Youth Advisory Group.

It introduces findings from recent research on agency, voice and activism among young people aged 14 to 25, and considers the factors that shape how young people can become leaders in places. Aimed at community and voluntary sector organisations, regional and local policymakers, and youth-focussed social enterprises, the report shares evidence, young people’s perspectives and ideas for action for these organisations to support place-based youth leadership.


Education & Employment Families & Youth Inequality Local economies Places Social action

Posted on: 3 August 2023


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