IARS is delighted to announce the opening of nominations for our annual Research and Leadership Awards. There are six award categories sponsorted by: Victim Support, Khulisa UK, the Subcultures Network based at the University of Reading, Raise Your Game, and NCVYS. Nominations close midnight 21 July 2013. Awards ceremony 7 August 2013
IARS has been working with The Young Foundation and its team of Young Journalists this summer. IARS have delivered the research methods training to the young journalists for the Youth of Today Project. The Youth of Today project is a research investigation into what young people aged 13-25 think, feel and experience about future employment and entrepreneurship.
These young people have now developed a survey for other young people aged 13-25, and they would love for your help in filling it in and passing it along to other young people:
Recently the IARS Youth Advisory Group with the support of the Prince's Trust wrote a letter to David Cameron offering its support for the government’s Big Society vision. The letter also detailed the important role that the youth-led sector could play in the delivery of the National Citizens Service and the establishment of the Big Society.
March will see the publicaiton of the first Youth Voice Special which focuses on youth perspectives of the forthcoming 2012 London Olympics. This special edition has been produced by six volunteers who have each written opinion pieces on aspects of the 2012 Games which they identified as important to their lives.
This new publication can be accessed through the online library from March 2010 to download and purchase.
The topics covered in this edition include:
This academic journal covers the latest from IARS' youth-led research focussing on an overarching theme of empowerment.
IARS has recently provided the Equality and Human Rights Commission with a response to its Call for Evidence for its forthcoming Triennial Review. As a youth-led social policy think tank IARS has a unique position for providing a genuine youth voice on inequality issues facing young people today; particularly those living in London.
IARS undertook focus groups and disseminated a questionnaire in order to generate information specifically for this and in this way we have been able to produce to accurate analysis of the challenges and inequalities facing young people.