Young People Insight was launched in January 2016 to empower the voices of young people, aged 16-26, giving them the opportunity to speak out on topics affecting them and share their stories to inspire others.
Through involvement in this youth-led platform, young people are able to develop their confidence and communication skills, as well as build self-esteem and respect for each other. Young individuals from all walks of life are welcomed and treated as equal, forming a community.
A key element of YP Insight is also to increase community engagement and being the change we want to see. If we want to see any sort of change in a society that would prefer to ignore us and hold us down, then we need to shout as loud as we can, ensure that our voice is heard and make a positive difference, otherwise things will continue to stay the same.
This insight into young people will provide wider society with a deeper understanding of who we are as individuals, rather than labeling us on what we’ve done or what we do. There is great potential in all of us, which needs to tap into, because we can make a genuine difference.