Since the COVID-19 crisis caused schools to close and our programmes to be put on hold, we have been hard at work looking at how we can adapt and continue to support the young people we work with.
We thought the best place to start was finding out what our young people want and need. We are hosting lots of video calls and online discussions, listening to them and learning about their experiences of this pandemic. We have also been speaking to parents, teachers and youth workers. This is helping us to build a picture of the unique challenges our young people face, how they are coping and what we can do to support them.
These voices are often overlooked by the media, so over the comings weeks we want to share the stories we've collected.
Zoe and Carly (both 13) talk about the challenges they've faced during lockdown and how it has affected their emotional wellbeing.
Amy and Bethany (both 15) from our Young Leaders programme share their experiences of lockdown and school closure, and how it has impacted them.
Will Cole, Head of Impact & Programme Development, shares what Power2 are doing in response to the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 and why he expects us to emerge from this crisis stronger and better.