There is a growing youth population in London – 1 in 4 Londoners are now aged 18 or under – and they’re tired of being ignored. Add to this the uncertainty of Brexit and the vast cuts to youth funding (cut by 44% across London in the last 7 years), there is a greater need for youth representation now than ever before.
That’s why, on Monday 10 December, the Youth Board of social mobility charity, the Mayor’s Fund for London, will be premiering a short film about youth voice and what matters to young people in London.
Created in partnership with the Youth Boards for Transport for London and Royal Society of Blind Children, the film explores young people’s hopes and fears for their future in this city.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with a group of young people about their experiences, plus a keynote speech by Reggie Nelson – the young person who rose to fame by knocking on doors in Kensington in search of career advice and ultimately landing himself a job in the City.
The event culminates in a call to action for guests to make a ‘pledge’ to be part of amplifying and championing youth voice.