There's been lots happening in the world of reading and young people of late; we've had an ear to the ground to identify and collect a round up of youth policy news for you. From DfE announcing high-quality and more rigorous arts-based GCSEs and A-levels, to a new study from the Institute of Education that shows that reading for pleasure during childhood creates long-term vocabulary benefits, this policy update is a collection of important youth policy news from the past six months.
We've also noted some of the opportunities for libraries' work with young people, including a big focus on skills, employability, and social action, which our young people increasingly tell us is a key motivation for them to volunteer.
Youth policy update
The policy update is a collection of landscape mapping for young people looking at society and social action, education, employment and skills arts culture and reading. By no means exhaustive, we hope this summary of the news we've been following is useful to you too.
Read the full policy update here
Our young people's programme for 13 to 24 year olds is switching from Reading Activists to Reading Hack
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