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. 


What was Democracy Ambassadors?

Between April 2018 and March 2019 Young Citizens worked with youth leaders to recruit 1,000 Democracy Ambassadors.

The programme aimed to give young people a better understanding of our democracy and how they can influence change.

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. Ambassadors had access to a Peer-Peer support pack to support them in sharing their learning.

Find out more about what the programme achieved in our evaluation summary.


The resources have now moved.

The resources from the programme provided a great introduction to democracy and youth engagement. Since the programme ended the resources have been adapted for use in secondary schools.

Discover our new pack of secondary democracy resources, launched ahead of the General Election in 2024.


“The Democracy Ambassadors’ programme [was] a great way to educate young people in a way that is accessible to them.” 

Georgina and Natalie, Democracy Ambassadors from Woking Youth Council

More Lessons resources

Lessons, Community, KS1 (ages 5-7)

Exploring Our Community

In this lesson pupils will research what is meant by the word ‘community’. Pupils will think about who lives in their area and what services and facilities there are for…

Lessons, Health and Wellbeing, KS1 (ages 5-7)

Caring for Pets

This lesson starts with a simple story that helps children to explore what responsibilities come with owning a pet. Children then go on to look at what happens when pets…

Lessons, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS2 (ages 7-11)


This lesson explores the purpose and importance of rules and offers suggestions as to how to make and display class ‘Ground Rules’. Learning activities: Where did Humpty Dumpty go wrong?…

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Lessons, Social action/Active Citizenship, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Where Do You Stand?

In this lesson pupils will learn to express whether they agree or disagree with an idea. Pupils will then be introduced to the concept of weighing up arguments by considering…

Lessons, Digital Citizenship, KS3 (ages 11-14)

What is a Digital Citizen?

In the delivery of this resource your students will explore what is meant by the term ‘digital citizen’. They...

Lessons, Economics, Money and Managing Resources, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Be Your Own Councillor

Students examine ways in which a fictional town council could spend its budget. They consider the concerns of different...

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Lessons, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Mock Trials Classroom Pack

The Mock Trial Competitions are our longest-running active citizenship experiences. Since 1991, we have provided unparalleled exposure to the...

Lessons, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Social Media and the Law (KS4)

Students explore the law in relation to social media posts, the types of offences that people are  committing (whether knowingly or not) and the consequences of these offences. Finally, students…

Lessons, Sustainability and the Environment, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Climate Action – Using the Law to Drive Change

In 2021, COP26 was hosted in Glasgow. It was seen as a pivotal moment in tackling the global climate...