We are pleased to announce that Reading Activists is the new name for our young people's work.
Over the past few months we've been working with young people to change the name of our young people's programme from MyVoiceUK to Reading Activists. This was prompted by a legal challenge from a similarly-named organisation who felt there would be confusion if there were two programmes aimed at young people called virtually the same thing, and we agreed.
Changing the name to Reading Activists has been a great opportunity for us to work with young people and librarians to:
- develop a better mutual understanding of what our programme is trying to achieve: inspiring young people to get involved in creative reading and writing activities, learn new skills and get active in their local communities to make a difference
- come up with shared values: engagement with reading, change, creativity, writing and social action
- reach a consensus on how the national programme and local groups will be named
It was decided that the national name for the programme would be Reading Activists and that local groups would have the freedom to choose their own names which will be used alongside the national name.
We'd like to say a big thank you to all the young people and librarians who have helped us with the name change. We're looking forward to taking the Reading Activists
programme forward and to creating more opportunities for young people to be creative and active in their local communities.
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