Our Youth forum met on Saturday 4th may and they are a small and inspiring group of Individuals, that really want to expose the goodness of our Young People. They want us to develop and education programme of how is society governed with the role and names of individual leader and how do they obtain access to them.
The most alarming point was many of them see society as rewarding negative behaviour. They say as young people their perception is that Society are not interested in those who are doing well, only those that get into trouble. The point is that there is not a level playing field in order for all youth to shine.
They also said that our young people are not just about sport, the performing arts and music, as they felt that there was a know your place syndrome in society. their view and its a powerful one that they have abilities beyond this. Even in terms of sports and performing Arts there is a lack of educational back up beyond that particular career, in addition to there being no exit plan for those who do not fit into the stereotypical bottle neck which has been created for them.
They want to engage other Young People into how society is governed and encourage civic and political duty as they want to be tomorrow's leaders.
This is for Young People led by Young People with us assisting in the facilitation process.
If your aged between 14-24 and want to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.b-e-f.org.uk/youth.
Our Young People are our Future time to give them the Directional support they deserve.