Meet the #PowerOfYouth Charter Signatories
Meet our amazing #PowerOfYouth Charter signatories that are leading the way in calling for young people to be the changemakers of today! Join them today by signing up for the #PowerOfYouth Charter!
"Beyond Earlston is committed to the #PowerOfYouth to ensure that all young people can Be Included, Be Involved and Be Heard."
Susan Law, Manager, Beyond Earlston
"The majority of Columba 1400’s work is with young people who have already experienced significant challenges in their lives such as living in poverty, young carers, care experienced young people, those struggling to engage with school and those at risk of not reaching a positive destination."
"Signing the #PowerOfYouth Charter is an important step for Corra Foundation. We are challenging ourselves to do more. To listen to and champion young people’s voices. And to support young people in leading positive change in communities across Scotland."
Carolyn Sawers, Deputy Chief Executive, Corra Foundation
"Education Scotland is delighted to support and sign the #iWill Scotland #PowerOfYouth Charter. We firmly believe young people should be empowered to take action, make a difference and influence change. We will continue to work with young people, listen to them and empower them to be change makers."
Gayle Gorman, HM Chief Inspector of Education and Chief Executive, Education Scotland
Friends of the Award
Friends of the Award signed up to the IWill #PowerOfYouth Charter to create more space for young people to share their ideas, make an impact and create change within FOTA and the wider community. We hope to learn and work collaboratively with other organisations, share practice and also recognise and celebrate some of the great work young people already do within FOTA and through volunteering in the community.
Jen Murray, FOTA
Young people’s voices are already at the heart of our work. We have worked with the Listening Fund over the last two years to look at how well we are listening to and involving young people and where there is room for improvement. Where there is capacity, we hope to work with young people on wider social action around young people’s health and wellbeing. This will certainly be an ongoing journey for us all and we look forward to what we will learn and achieve together.
"Young people are one of our key stakeholders in realising a nature-rich future. A stronger youth voice is critical to improve biodiversity loss and deliver the nature-based solutions we need to address climate change. The next generation has always challenged the prevailing consensus. They are both the current and the future guardians of our environment."
Francesca Osowska, NatureScot Chief Executive
“NHS Lothian is delighted to be a founding signatory of the #PowerofYouth Charter. We are dedicated to providing meaningful opportunities for young people to grow and develop. We see every day the difference our young volunteers make to the lives of patients, family and staff across NHS Lothian.”
Kirsten Law, Youth Volunteer Manager, NHS Lothian
Sciennes Primary School
Youth social action is a key feature of leadership opportunities and learner participation at Sciennes Primary School and we have several groups and initiatives in place, including a P7 Junior Leadership Team working with managers in the Senior Leadership Team; Equalities Advisers; ECO Team; Junior Road Safety Officers; Digital Leaders.
The Wood Foundation
“We believe that the charter provides a strong framework to align our objectives and activities and we have pledged to double down on our efforts to ensure young people’s voices remain at the heart of everything we do. This commitment runs far deeper than words on a sheet of paper. More than ever, this belief guides our everyday practice, informs the shape and design of new funding and project activity, and underpins our continued focus on developing young people in Scotland.”
Jonathan Christie, Deputy UK Director, The Wood Foundation
At Young Scot, we are proud to be a signatory of the #PowerOfYouth Charter, and to be supporting young people to oversee the implementation of the #YouthVIP recommendations. This work will help ensure that young people from all backgrounds and communities in Scotland have access to the life-changing benefits of volunteering – supporting them to develop skills and experience to help them in their future lives.
Louise Macdonald OBE, CEO, Young Scot