Further to our February post, YouthLink – the national agency for youth work in Scotland prepares its 2015 – 2018 Manifesto, the organisation will launch its Westminster Manifesto in mid-April.
Westminster Manifesto Launch
Wednesday 15 April, Glasgow
The launch of our Westminster Manifesto will take place at the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow on Wednesday 15 April (starting at 9am) and you and some of the young people you work with are invited!
The launch will be a colourful event with senior politicians in Scotland attending to make their pitch to a panel of young people in the style of BBC’s The Voice, with a special youth work twist of course. The manifesto is being designed by the award winning cartoonist, Frank Boyle.
Over the last couple of months YouthLink Scotland has sought the views of the membership to inform the development of our manifesto from 2015-18, as we seek to influence national and local police issues such as employment, equal pay, long-term and sustainable funding, poverty and volunteering.
It is vital that politicians are aware of the critical work with young people that council led and voluntary youth work makes to the personal and social development of our young people. Youth work really does change lives and we must let politicians, at all levels, know that the ambition for a fair and equal society for our young people cannot be achieved without the significant input of the youth work sector, our army of volunteers and our expertise.
Begs a few questions as to why the National Youth Agency in England has not pursued a similar strategic initiative?