Since 2015 we have worked with over 27,000 young people as Reading Hackers.
During the evaluation, young people described how being involved in Reading Hack presents them with opportunities to build their confidence, be more independent and take initiative. They also highlighted transferable skills gained, including teamwork, social skills, leadership, planning and problem-solving. Many young people also said they felt empowered by Reading Hack's emphasis on youth-led projects and co-produced activities; they feel they are trusted and have responsibility, whilst still receiving the support they need.
We commissioned this film to show the impact of the Reading Hack programme, featuring young people from Croydon, Gateshead, Lancashire, Sutton and Staffordshire.