Groundwork Youth is a platform supporting young people to take action in their local environment. We do this by providing you with opportunities and experiences that develop your leadership potential and connect you with like-minded people who also want to make a difference in their communities.
We are led by a Youth Advisory Board of 17 young people, who shape our campaigns and programmes.
We support young people with the tools to make change via our Youth Network - providing flexible and challenging training and the opportunity to gain our 'Digital Leader' and 'Change Maker' awards.
For those not on social media you can still get involved in our campaign designed for young people, by young people - just drop us an email if you require further support!
Groundwork Youth is a Groundwork UK initiative. Find out more about Groundwork, the charity with a green heart, here:
Our Participation Pledge:
At Groundwork, we have seen the huge positive impact that young people can have on making their communities greener, healthier places to live. To ensure this potential grows, we provide a platform for young people to speak on issues they care about and to share tools for them to make a difference.
To young people who join our Youth Network and take part in our national youth programmes. We pledge to:
Help you understand the rights of young people to have a say on things that affect them (contained in Article 12 on the Convention of the Rights of the Child)
Create opportunities for you become actively involved in our work, in a democratic and inclusive way
Equip and inspire you to take action on environmental issues that matter to you and your community
Share decision-making powers and embed meaningful opportunities for you to influence our work
Listen to you, recognise the value of your experiences, and develop a two-way dialogue to deepen our mutual understanding of how we can work together
Ensure our programmes are empowering and developmental – for you and the staff supporting you – and that we remain at the forefront of high quality youth participation.