THE VOICE OF THE NEXT GENERATION
We are a multi-award winning independent youth news platform that provides young people with the tools necessary to engage in politics and a platform to shout out and be heard. Spearheaded by our Political Literacy Course – and supplemented by a host of different infographics, videos, articles, workshops and events – we are a one-stop-shop for political learning and enrichment.
Since our launch in 2014, we have become Britain’s fastest growing independent youth news & media platform with a readership of almost 1 million per month. Our aim is simple: To provide a global collective voice for the next generation that is armed with the tools necessary to incite positive change.
- Outstanding Contribution Award for Political Literacy of 2016, Awarded by EEWB
- Harrow Business Den Winner of 2016, Awarded by Harrow Council.
- Youth Friendly Micro-Business of 2014, Awarded by Youth Employment UK.
WHAT WE DO
Journalism & Multimedia Production
Our website is based on edited user-generated content. Our in-house editors check spelling, grammar and fact. We are politically neutral and work on a strict Freedom of Speech principle. Articles, videos and other multi-media content is published on a daily basis.
We also produce high-quality visual and graphic content that aims to show all kinds of social and political issues in an entertaining and engaging fashion. We have, independently, produced two short films; Anonymous: A Million Men (2015) and One in a Million (2016) – as well as worked with a host of organisations on different video projects, including the University of Sheffield, the ESRC and the Britain in Europe think-tank.
On the 28th April 2015, we collaborated with Channel 4 and ITN Productions to launch Britain’s first ever Youth Leaders’ Debate. After 10 minutes of the programme going live, the #YouthLeaders was trending top 6 on Twitter (UK).
We provide a variety of workshops and programmes around Political Literacy and Leadership, as well as issue-based resources. In 2017, we were commissioned by Brunel University and the Britain in Europe think-tank to run 30 workshops in 30 schools across the UK to get young people thinking and talking about their Human Rights.
Our Political Literacy Course is our flagship program, which aims to get more young people interested and engaged in politics by teaching them about the processes within politics, public speaking, and debating. The skills learned on this Course enhance the student’s self-image, confidence and emotional resilience. The Course covers an Introduction to British Politics (local and national, separation of powers, voting and debating), International Relations (Britain and the World, Media Literacy, Political Theory) and Employability & Politics (Oratory skills, debating and public speaking). In essence, the Course shows young people that politics is in everything we do in life – so it pays to be involved and upon successful completion of each unit in the Course, students will receive a UAS certificate from AQA.
In September 2017, we will be launching our Subscription service, which provides schools with the tools necessary to engage their students in politics and direct access to our platform and content. Spearheaded by a digitized, teacher-led version of the Political Literacy Course – and supplemented by a host of facilitator workshops and resources easily booked via our new E-learning portal – we aim to provide an easy to use one-stop-shop for political learning and enrichment with blended learning at its core.