North East group engages and empowers young people

Unemployment and lack of opportunities for employment are deep-rooted problems in some areas of Tyneside, particularly for young people. Our local group in the North East have set up a project to get young people themselves to research the barriers to employment for young people in their communities.
North East group engages and empowers young people

Our North East group is enabling young epople to explore and chalennge the barriers they face

16 young researchers received specialist training before designing their own questionnaire. They used the questionnaire to interview 80 other young people, then brought groups together to discuss the findings, which identified some of the real barriers that young people, without skills and work record, face.

Those who received training became more confident and more motivated as a result, and felt they could now make a difference in their own lives and communities. The young people are now using their new-found research skills to look at housing and health policies, and the implications for young people.

We'll share the full report from this work here soon.

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