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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. 

Overview

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’ve developed Democracy Ambassadors resources to support young people to become informed and empowered about our democracy.

Fill in your details below and access engaging materials to use during tutor time, curriculum or extra-curricular delivery with self-selecting groups.

What inspired these resources?

Between April 2018 and March 2019 we worked with youth leaders to recruit 1,000 Democracy Ambassadors. We wanted young people to better understand our democracy and how they can influence change. This was funded by the Cabinet Office as part of the Government’s Suffrage Centenary Fund. The Ambassadors were 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

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