Our Priorities

Engage . Educate . Empower

2020-12-16 Cat Smith MP

Our Vision

A future where young people, from all backgrounds, engage with politics and go on to become active citizens.

A future where politics is representative of the UK's population, with proportionate representation from all segments of the population.

A future where there is space for all voices to be heard and debated with compassion and respect.

Our Values

Stay curious: Ask why, challenge the status quo

Be open-minded: Respect the views of others, even if you do not share their perspective

Be evidence-based: Seek multiple sources of information that both support and challenge your own views

Our Mission

Engage people with politics by showing them how they can take action on the issues that matter most to them.

Educate people on the political system to increase political literacy.

Empower people to speak up and have impact.

Our Story

I have a voice’s aim is to increase participation in politics by sharing professional political campaigning experience. We are passionate about equipping people with the knowledge, tools and enthusiasm needed to be informed and active citizens. Our sessions and resources are designed to give people the confidence to articulate their views and respond constructively and respectfully when challenged. We delve into what's happening in Parliament and how the UK's democratic processes work so that young people can understand what mechanisms they can use to get their voices heard. By working in partnership with schools and youth groups we increase political literacy in a way that works for you and the young people you work with.

Our youth ambassadors demonstrate that our approach works. A 'Youth Ambassador Programme' was not part of I have a voice's original plan, but it grew organically as an increasing number of past students kept in touch because they wanted to keep getting their voices heard. So we meet monthly, and talk almost daily via Slack, to discuss what's happening in politics, contact MPs and design social media campaigns. You can find out about the amazing succeses they had on our Parliamentary Engagement and Become and Ambassador pages.

Young people are the leaders of today and we're honoured to be supporting them.