Ask 3: policy makers, employers, businesses, schools and charities to pay more attention to the needs of young people and the environment

We are calling policy makers to create space for young people to be heard and play an active role in society.
Why are we asking for this?
“Nothing about us, without us, is for us”. Where decisions are being made about things that will affect young people, young people should be involved in that process.
Young people should, and want to, be able to have their voices heard on the things that are important to them and that will affect them in the future. They should feel they are able to do this in an accessible way that is inclusive to all. 
What’s happened so far?
There are lots of great examples of Ask 3 successes from across Our Bright Future including:
  • Friends of the Earth, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and many other organisations involved in Our Bright Future have now young trustees and they are also rethinking the way in which they engage with young people. Please read Ellie’s experience of becoming the first Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s young Trustee
  • Ummi, the Our Bright Future Youth Forum member for My World My Home took part in the recent youth climate strikes
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