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#OurFuture

By Devan Witter

Why young people are #OurFuture
Us young people tend to get a lot of bad press yet we are the people who are creating the future - we are also the creators of our own futures. Many young people use the power of social action to change and influence the way we are seen in the press, by changing negative situations into positives.
One way the UK government are planning on creating more opportunities for young people is by working with Step Up To Serve, to encourage more social action. They are also supporting the NCS campaign which helps 16 to 17 year olds take part in social action projects.
Young people have real stories to tell and these help us to spread and create positive change. I am one of these young people. I am continually using my experience of being bullied to encourage more young people to speak out and find help.
One of the ways in which I was able to do this was with the help from Fixers. They are an amazing charity who have helped me to set up my own website, Advice For Teachers which is designed to help tackle bullying. 
NCS have created a new campaign called #OurFuture which is not only designed to meet their #iwill campaign commitment;
but to help combat the negative stereotypes of young people and boost knowledge of and participation in youth social action across the board.
I am asking you to help change the negatives about young people into positives by taking part in social action and saying #iwill.
If you are interested in social action and want to find out how you can get involved head over to iwill.org.uk
One thing to remember is that: young people have a huge power to change the world.
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