In this guest post, Young Fabian Rhasan Brunner makes the case for greater support for young people
One of the best things about Britain is that young people have freedom of speech and have many opportunities to engage with people who have influence.
Young people today have a powerful voice and many are now prepared to play a part in tackling the issues we face. They are doing this through groups such as the UK Youth Parliament, through which the voice of young people is represented on a national level. Organisations like the Young Fabians are providing young people with opportunities to meet politicians and key opinion formers.
It is vitally important in today’s tough times that young people are able to take matters into their own hands and tackle them, head on. Not only does this have an impact today, it provides the foundations for a positive future for the country.
This is truly inspiring. Young people are following the footsteps of great historical figures such as Mary Wollinstincroft and Martin Luther King.
However, more must be done to give young people greater power and influence. For more information about how this can be done you can visit these websites and find out more about what young people are doing:
The British Youth Council http
UK Youth Parliament
Children’s Rights Alliance for England