Millions of young people in the UK call for more lessons on climate change and sustainability in schools

Young people in the UK are calling for more education on climate change and sustainability in schools, according to a new survey which found more than 2.5 million 7-17 year-olds backing the move. The research, commissioned by Zurich Insurance, finds over one third (32%) of 7-17 year olds want climate change and sustainability topics to be covered at school. The poll also found nearly a quarter … Continue reading Millions of young people in the UK call for more lessons on climate change and sustainability in schools

Cracked It: Smartphone repair service creating opportunities for at-risk youth to thrive

London-based smartphone repair company Cracked It goes a step further than repairing broken smartphone screens – it’s also creating opportunities for at-risk youth to thrive. Cracked It runs pop-up repair services in large workplaces where cracked screens can be mended at people’s desks, saving them from trekking to the high street or having to send their smartphone away for repair. The social enterprise – staffed … Continue reading Cracked It: Smartphone repair service creating opportunities for at-risk youth to thrive

Young people helping to revive Italy’s economy by embracing agriculture and the countryside

Young people in Italy are embracing nature and helping their birth country’s economy by setting up business in the countryside. In the last two years, the number of young graduates, some of whom are originally from cities, who are starting up their businesses in the countryside has increased by 35%. Many of these young people in Italy are driven by a deep appreciation of Italy’s … Continue reading Young people helping to revive Italy’s economy by embracing agriculture and the countryside

OnSide Youth Zones: Safe and inspirational places for young people to be supported and to develop themselves

Young people in deprived areas are being offered an alternative to spending their evenings on the streets or isolated in their bedrooms, thanks to a network of youth facilities in the UK. Founded by young people’s charity, OnSide, Youth Zones offer activities in sports, arts, music, employability and mentoring for young people aged eight to 19, or up to 25 for those with a disability. Around … Continue reading OnSide Youth Zones: Safe and inspirational places for young people to be supported and to develop themselves

Hip Hop Garden using music to engage young people in community, nature and sustainable living

Hip Hop Garden is an innovative education model that combines hip hop and the environment to educate and empower young people to be healthy, entrepreneurial and grow their communities. The course, which is aimed at 15-25 year olds, offers a mixture of education, personal growth and skills development in teaching young people to “use music to grow their communities”. Modules include Diet and Nutrition, Permaculture, Green Economy and … Continue reading Hip Hop Garden using music to engage young people in community, nature and sustainable living

Football Beyond Borders: Building resilient young women through the power of football 

The World Cup may well be underway, but an initiative by Football Beyond Borders is having far greater impact on female students. Female, Fitness, Education and Motivation (FFEM), which launched in schools in east and south London in 2015, is engaging young women in education who potentially face exclusion, using the power of football to challenge, inspire and build resilient young women. Football Beyond Borders say: “We … Continue reading Football Beyond Borders: Building resilient young women through the power of football 

Sunrise Movement: Young people unite to stop climate change and make it an urgent priority in the US

Sunrise Movement is building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across the USA. Uniting young people to stop the climate crisis, Sunrise Movement is calling for a transition​ ​to​ ​a​ ​100%​ ​renewable​ ​energy​ ​economy​ ​that​ ​leaves​ ​no​ ​one​ ​behind, an​ ​immediate​ ​halt​ ​on​ ​all​ ​new​ ​fossil​ ​fuel​ ​projects, and the​ ​break-up​ ​of​ ​the​ ​large​ ​energy​ ​monopolies​ ​and​ ​a​ ​transition​ ​to​ ​local,​ ​democratic control​ … Continue reading Sunrise Movement: Young people unite to stop climate change and make it an urgent priority in the US