This discussion is to help all those who need to produce a young people statement. Young Roots encourages a youth-led approach. This is why we ask for a statement as part of your application that is created by the young people involved. Young people statements can be in any format and could include: handwritten or digital text, video, audio clips, photographs or artwork. All we ask is that they communicate the involvement of young people. It’s not often that you have the chance to create something in any format you like, so have some fun with it!
In this thread I’ll be posting some examples of young people statements that have been submitted in the past. These are for you to get a taste for what they are and to spark some ideas for your own. If you already have a Young Roots grant, we’d love for you to share the statement you submitted as part of your application here, and to give any advice you have from producing it.
If you have any questions about young people statements do post them here and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Thanks very much!