For a better tomorrow, we must empower young people today.
Today the EFL Trust signs the Power of Youth Charter, and in doing so, pledges its long term commitment to engaging children and young people in everything we do.
Mike Evans, Chief Executive at the EFL Trust said:
“It’s essential that we empower young people and allow them to make decisions and take action to make a positive difference.
I am delighted that the EFL Trust are part of a strong network of organisations signing the Power of Youth Charter and committing ourselves to support young people.
The values of #iwill and the Power of Youth Charter aligns perfectly with our vision to create Stronger, Healthier, and More Active Communities.
We know through the programmes we deliver like NCS, our Traineeship schemes and Kickstart that young people just need a platform to get their voices heard and to make a positive difference.”
Through the Charter, the EFL Trust are committing to growing the power of youth in the following areas:
- Prioritise supporting young people to take social action
- Open up our decision making structures
- Work collaboratively with other organisations
- Evidence the benefits of youth social action
- Recognise and celebrate young people impact