The National Youth Agency has signed up to Youth Employment UK’s nationwide campaign to encourage MPs to support youth employment in their constituencies.
On the 9th of July 2014 MPs from across the UK will be invited to sign up to the national Youth Friendly badge at a parliamentary event.
The Youth Friendly badge is a free award given to organisations who commit to supporting youth friendly activities. The aim of the badge is to recognise those UK employers who do engage with young people and support those employers who don’t to embrace youth friendly practices.
Fiona Blacke, National Youth Agency CEO said, “As an organisation focused on helping young people to achieve their potential, we are delighted to support this campaign.
“In our experience young people are full of creativity, imagination and talent. If employers support young people in gaining knowledge, skills and experience, their organisations will benefit hugely as a result.”
In the lead up to the summer event, Youth Employment UK and its campaign partners will be empowering young people across the UK to lobby their own MPs and ask them what they are doing for youth employment, and whether or not they can consider themselves as youth friendly.
To find out more about the campaign and register for your own Youth Friendly badge, visit the Youth Employment UK website.