Bring About Change

A youth-led social action programme for secondary and post-16 learners.

Building on the success of our popular Make a Difference Challenge for primary aged children, Young Citizens has developed Bring About Change: a community action programme for young people aged 11+.

The programme equips young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to investigate and solve issues in their community through creating meaningful social action projects that tackle issues they feel strongly about.

All educators working with groups of young people on social action will receive access to a comprehensive online package of training and resources to help them set up projects that are impactful and youth-led.

Topics include:

  • What goes into an effective community action project, and how to go about igniting the passion in young people
  • How to make community projects youth-led
  • A three-part structure for engagement: Get Ready, Take Action, and Bring About Change
  • Example timetables for different models of delivery
  • Ideas and resources for community action projects focusing on ‘community spaces’.

Between January and July 2022 we’re piloting the programme with a small number of schools and community organisations in order to test the approach and materials, and to gather real life case studies to inspire others.

Sounds interesting? Check back here in May for more details about how your school or community organisation can become a Bring About Change registered provider – or email our social action manager Stella for a chat:


The production of this programme has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Co-op Foundation #iwill Fund.

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