Young European Storytellers for Social Change (YOUTH FOR CHANGE) will upskill youth leaders empowering them with new knowledge and practical training resources to help young people put technology and digital stories to good use. Our goal is to empower young people (15-24 years) to become active, empowered digital citizens capable of advancing strong social change missions online.
YOUTH FOR CHANGE addresses the needs of young people and the issues they face regarding digital skills attainment, access to quality non-formal learning opportunities, active citizenship and employability. YOUTH FOR CHANGE uses the term “youth leaders” to encompass youth workers, educators, organizations and institutions who care about the quality of their work with and for young people. Technology was a saving grace for young people during the COVID19 lockdowns in Europe offering them an opportunity to escape, learn, socialise and connect.
YOUTH FOR CHANGE Non-formal Learning Resource Pack will develop the digital competences (DIGICOMP) and storytelling skills of Europe’s youth and prepare them for creation of digital stories for social change.
The YOUTH FOR CHANGE TECHNOLOGY TOOLKIT will investigate, trial and test 20 of the best tools and platforms for youth led digital storytelling for social change.
The Story Exchange App is where we will see the new digital knowledge, storytelling competencies and skills of young people in action. By collecting and sharing stories on the app, the young people will get a sense of how their voices, words and actions can impact their communities - and, via technology, more broadly, the world.