25% of 16 to 24 year-olds are unemployed. Reading Activists gives young people new skills and opportunities through reading activities in their local libraries and communities. Because everything changes when we read.
Reading Activists gets young people aged 11 to 19 setting up reading and writing groups in local communities.
Working alongside librarians, Reading Activists volunteers organise creative reading and writing events, gaining new skills and accreditation for volunteering along the way, and meeting lots of writers, artists and other creative people.
Are you aged 11 to 19 years?
Looking for something fun, exciting and creative to do in your local community?
Want to meet other young people to make a difference?
Interested in putting on events for young people?
Want to learn new skills and get work experience?
Want to meet writers, musicians, artists and other creative people?
'Reading Activists has DEFINITELY changed me! I didn't really get what libraries were about. Now I can show what the library has to offer other young people like me.'
Reading Activists facts
Reading Activists is running in 18 regions in the UK and by 2014 there will be:
6000 young people running 60 reading hubs in libraries, schools and youth clubs
27,500 young people taking part in 760 creative reading and writing activities
30,000 young people taking part in online reading activities, of which 6000 will be doing reading-inspired volunteering roles
25% of 16 to 24 year-olds are unemployed. Reading Activists gives you new skills and opportunities through reading activities in your local libraries and communities. Because everything changes when we read.