As it is International Youth Day on 12 August it’s the perfect time to celebrate that Our Bright Future has smashed its target to involve 60,000 young people across the UK.
Wild Magazine publishes Our Bright Future series
Online student magazine Wild; ‘Skint stressed students for sustainability’, is running a three part series about Our Bright Future. Communications Officer, Anna has introduced the programme. Coming soon will be articles from the Youth Forum members from the National Trust and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust projects. Watch this space!
‘Eco-therapy sessions prescribed instead of antidepressants’
Great to see Our Bright Future project Myplace getting further recognition in the Lancashire Telegraph.Do also check out the recently launched Myplace YouTube channel.
One third of 18-34 year olds ‘very worried’ about climate change
A Huffington Post article explores the attitudes of millennials to climate change. Lovely to see Thomas from My World My Home featured in the piece.
Do you know someone inspirational aged between 12 and 17 years old? Three Teen Hero award winners will be recognised live on stage at SSE Arena, Wembley in October at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.
Nominations close at 9pm on Sunday 12 August 2018. Nominate someone here.
Previous winners have set up a mental health charity, provided a voice for children in care and inspired others to tackle obesity, anxiety and depression. Have a read about them.
Adventure website launched by young people
Youth Forum member, Georgina is one of a team young people who have launched a website which celebrates opportunities for adventure in Yorkshire. Check out camping tips, walking trails and local events onAdventure All Ways.
Taking Yorkshire to Chelsea
After completing the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust Green Futures apprenticeship, Tom secured a role as a National Park ranger. In May he joined a team of landscapers and horticulturalists and created the Welcome to Yorkshire Show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Who knows what Our Bright Future will lead too! Read more about Tom here.
Milestones help to create a community garden
Calne in Wiltshire is looking a little greener thanks to the young people involved in the Milestones project at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Have a read what they’ve been up to here.
vInspired has launched a £1 million scheme to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds to engage in social action. The Inspired Card will give 14-30 year olds exclusive offers in exchange for donating their time. The offers include work placements, discounts from retailers and free tickets to gigs.
RoundTable Global are delivering the Global Youth Awards (previously the Positive for Youth Awards) in six different locations (Switzerland, London, Los Angles, Dubai, Singapore and South Africa) to celebrate the celebrate young people making a difference. The awards are free to enter and nominations are open! The London ceremony will take place on 25 August and nominations close on 11 August.
FSC have released their 2018 calendar of opportunities for young people which include events such as marine science camp and conservation and biodiversity (plus many more). There are opportunities available across the UK.
Are you a YMCA or Foyer site? Thinking of planting a new orchard? Fruit-full Communities is looking for applications from new sites for funding to plant small orchards in 2018/19. If you think you could benefit from £3,000 towards creating a space for fruit trees plus another £1,000 for staff costs get in touch.