At my jam-packed 3-day summer school, young people aged between 16 and 18 had the opportunity to learn the skills needed to make a real difference in our community.
The Summer School offered a first-hand insight into the exciting world of political and social campaigning by bringing together the expertise of veteran political activists and partner organisations.
Over the course of 3 days, attendees designed their very own local campaigns and got a unique opportunity to turn their ideas into action.
Feedback from the 2023 cohort:
“Having people from my Council and from nearby area give talks and connect with them opened a big world of opportunities. I realised the power of my voice and listening to all their experiences gives me hope for the future.”
“Loved it, love Abena, keep it up. It’s important for young people to be educated about government and the make up of politics in the country we live in.”
“It was an amazing opportunity, it made it clear what we as young people can do to make a change, it inspired me to start a campaign and campaign to change something I am passionate about”
Here for Erith and Thamesmead
Through my work I am determined to work with local residents, community groups, businesses and public services to ensure that Erith and Thamesmead is put on the map and we get a fair deal for our community.