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Communities engaging young people

“Young people are the future” is a commonly used phrase that captures the interdependency between different generations and the importance of what inclusion can mean for society.  If we truly want to empower community members to become active citizens then the earlier we can get them, and others, to recognise their place and the positive contribution that they can make to society, the better.

Groundwork Youth supports 16–24 year-olds to take action in their local communities by providing them with opportunities and experiences to develop their leadership potential and connecting them with like-minded people who want to make a difference. 

Groundwork Youth aims to provide you with the support to help you to get more local young people involved in community projects.

Want to get started engaging young people this summer?

You can work alongside one of our Youth Ambassadors in your area to support our annual youth-led campaign. Visit our Campaign pages for details.

Further top tips and session plans can be found in our Resources section, which contains short, practical guides to youth engagement.

If, after reading the resources you would like to access face-to-face and online training and support please contact us: or check out our Training and Support section.

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Training and Support

We are always pleased to discuss your ideas or questions about engaging young people - check out our training and support webinars

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Everything you need to get started on working with young people including our handy, How-To Guides containing practical exercises to do within your group.

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Support Our Youth-led Campaign

Here you can find a range of resources that you can use to recruit young people and pledge your support for our summer Campaign.

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