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.
The comprehensive volunteering handbook we have put together to support librarians working with young people on the Summer Reading Challenge can also be used to support volunteering work more generally.
The Reading Activists digital guides produced by digital experts Sounddelivery can help you train young people in social media and choose digital equipment.
The guides to interviewing techniques, making podcasts with Audacity, using social media and more can be used by librarians and other professionals or downloaded and given out as guides to young people.
How to Train Young People1.pdf
How to choose your Digital Technology
How to do an Interview
How to Upload to AudioBoo.pdf
How to Edit Images with Picnik
How to Upload to YouTube
How to Edit with Audacity
How to Use a Vado
How to Use a Zoom Audio Recorder
Creative Development Day
On 17 September 2012 we held an event in partnership with the Association of Children's and Education Librarians and Arts Council England looking at best practice across libraries, museums and the arts in involving young people in shaping the kinds of services they want and will use.
Miranda McKearney, our Director, gave a presentation as did several organisations working creatively with young people. Some of the presentations are available below.