Engage . Educate . Empower
A future where young people, from all backgrounds, engage with politics and go on to become active citizens.
A future where our leaders are 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.
Be 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-led: Seek multiple sources of information that both support and challenge your own views
Engage people with politics by showing them how they can take action on the issues that matter most to them and their communities.
Educate people on the political system to increase political literacy.
Empower people to speak up and have impact.
I have a voice’s aim is to diversify representation across leadership positions and participation in social action through education and by sharing professional experience. We are passionate about equipping people with the knowledge, tools and enthusiasm needed to be informed and active citizens, and to put them in the driving seat of building capacity amongst their community to take action.
Our sessions and resources are designed to give people the confidence to articulate and explore 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.
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 the world, up-skill and campaign. You can check out their views on our Become an Ambassador page.
Young people are the leaders of today and we're honoured to be supporting them.