Young people in Ipswich are proud of where they live. Proud of its history, proud of its culture and proud to be a part of the community. But young people also want to play a more active role in shaping decisions about their and the community’s future. No longer can decisions be made about young people without young people.
‘Youth Switching on Ipswich’ is a collaboration between young people, and partners, to put the youth voice at the heart of decisions being made in the town.
The project aims to create a youth-led vision for the town, produced in collaboration with stakeholders and service providers. Importantly it will inspire others by showcasing the positive role young people are already playing to drive positive change in the town.
Recent national research has highlighted the growing disconnect between generations. Only 41% of people trust young people and 68% have not seen, or known of, young people taking social action in their communities. We need to change this. Where the public are aware of young people taking part in social action, research shows much more positive attitudes, with communities being strengthened.
There are a number of ways you can support the project further. Why not take a look and contact us if you’d like any further information.
- Share the project on social media using #YSOIpswich
- Sign up to the Power of Youth Charter
- Consider sponsoring the project. Contact us for the range of ways you can support