International Youth Day on Friday 12th August, focuses on the difficulties that some young people are experiencing throughout the world. Half the children between the age of six and 13 lack basic reading and math skills and childhood poverty is still a prevalent problem globally.

International Youth Day was created by the UN to help draw awareness to these issues as we strive to find solutions. It’s a day for reflection but also a day for taking action so get involved. There’ll be many concerts, workshops and cultural events taking place so have a look at what is happening in your local area.

It’s an initiative that honors the traits of young people and that acknowledges the challenges that today’s fledging youth face. To support the elimination of these issues it is important that the youth are able to reach the right resources for education, wellbeing, medicine and more.

International Youth Day began in 2000 and was organized by the UN to recognize the input that young people make in education, community development, environmental groups, volunteering for different social projects.

Our youth can be a positive force for development when provided with the knowledge and opportunities they need to thrive. Today there are 1.2 billion young people, accounting for 16 percent of the global population.

The Wolfpack Project continues to work alongside & support young people, whether they be experiencing loneliness, feelings of isolation or poor mental health. We run many social groups aimed at getting young people to meet with like minded individuals, whilst finding a sense of wellbeing and community.

We are also able to offer one to one sessions with our Support Manager, Rachel. Please get in touch with us via our website, or send us a message on social media.