Democracy Ambassadors Being an informed and active citizen is empowering and can benefit our whole society. The more people who participate in our democracy, the fairer and more equal it will be. Knowing your rights as a citizen and being aware of the ways you can influence decisions is key to having the confidence to make changes happen in your community. We believe that every young person should be aware of how democracy works and how they can participate in it. Everyone, regardless of background, gender, race or age, should have their say. That’s why we delivered the Democracy Ambassadors programme between April 2018 and March 2019 enabling this important message to be spread to tens of thousands of young people. In the past year we have trained and supported 1,000 Democracy Ambassadors aged 13–16 through their youth leaders to better understand our democracy and how they can influence change. These Ambassadors have been challenged to share their learning and insight with other young people across England, creating a step change in youth participation. "The Democracy Ambassadors' programme is a great way to educate young people in a way that is accessible to them. Georgina and Natalie, Democracy Ambassadors from Woking Youth Council Download our leaflet to find out more. The project was funded by the Cabinet Office until March 2019, as part of the Government's Suffrage Centenary Fund. Please note: Applications to the Democracy Ambassador project are now closed. We are currently in the process of compiling our evaluation report which we will release in September. Suggested Next Steps: Read more about why citizenship education is important. Read our blog about 6 ways to get young people talking about democracy. Browse our SmartLaw resources on similar topics regarding migration laws, Brexit, social media, and human rights.