By Daisy Powell One of the biggest surprises of last week’s general election was the turnout of young people. Although too early for reliable data on the demographics of those voting, the overall turnout rate was thought to be 69% with the youth vote widely reported as 72%.
I hear this so often from people, in regards to what many view as young people’s political disengagement. Not only is this stance overly-simplistic and lacking in nuance, it’s fatalistic.
Young people live and breathe social media, from snapchatting their friends to updating their status on Facebook. Most of the interactions are harmless, friends sharing good times, but knowing what hides behind the scenes of social media interactions is essential.
NYA is working with the Money Advice Service’s What Works Fund to improve the financial know-how of young people taking their first steps on the career ladder with its My Money Now programme.
A money skills programme delivering financial capability in Mozambique has benefitted over 45,000 young people.
Here’s a handy at-a-glance round-up of the political parties’ manifesto pledges affecting young people:
It’s mental health awareness week and in the past couple of years, the discussion on mental health has changed dramatically. It has transformed from a stigmatised condition shrouded in silence to a topic discussed openly by the future king.
We’re calling on all political parties to focus on young people.
This blog was written for the Sustainable Restaurant Association and first appeared on Food Made Good blog site.
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