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Become a Young Activist

CRAE supports children and young people to speak out about children's rights and their experiences.

Change It! is a campaign led by 26 people aged eight to 20 years old who want to stop children and their families having to live in places like Bed & Breakfasts for long periods of time.

A Young Activist is a child or young person who campaigns and works with others to change things.We need Young Activists to get involved to support the campaign to Change It!

We are inviting children and young people to join our mass lobbying event on 25th October 2017. The event will take place from 2.30pm-4.30pm in the Macmillan room in Portcullis House.

This is an exciting opportuntiy to visit Parliament and speak with people in power. Find out how to attend the event, and invite your MP to come and meet with you, by following the links below.

CRAE is able to offer support for children and young people who would like to attend this event.

If you want to Change It!, follow the links to:

Becoming a Young Activist is an amazing opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people. This is what people have told us:

"Being a young activist has played an important role in my life as I know that I have had my voice heard. I've been able to tell people in power about children's rights issues, and we have spoken out for other children and young people." Jamie-Lea aged 15

"What being a young activist means to me is that I get to have my voice and be listened to by people in power" Laila aged 11

Watch the video below to learn about the experiences of Young Activists on the Change It! Steering Group who worked together with CRAE to write a report to the UN about children's rights in England. You can find out more about their trip by clicking on the Geneva 2015 tab on the left.