Youth Count! Democracy Challenge and Rock Enrol
Youth Count! Democracy Challenge and Rock Enrol!®: engaging young people in democracy
The Youth Count! Democracy Challenge programme and Rock Enrol!® are part of the Cabinet Office’s work on democratic engagement.
The Youth Count! Democracy Challenge programme has been designed to help young people develop an understanding of democracy and voting and is a programme of activities for young people developed by UK Youth and young people from UK Youth Voice, a national steering group of young people from all over the UK. It uses imaginative activities to engage participants in discussions about democracy, registering to vote and their role as active citizens.
The 15-hour programme can be accredited as part of the Youth Achievement Award or run as up to 14 individual sessions. It was designed for youth workers to use with groups of 16 to 24-year-olds in a non-educational setting, but the programme can also be used in schools or colleges.
Read more about the programme and watch the film to find out more - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/youth-count-democracy-challenge
Rock Enrol!® is a high quality, interactive resource pack to encourage young people to register to vote.
There has never been a better time to engage young people in the democratic process, encourage them to be active citizens and register to vote. The Rock Enrol!® resource pack creates that opportunity by using fun, interactive activities.
The original Rock Enrol!® lesson framework, which includes the ‘Vote with your feet’ and ‘Show me the money’ activities, was co-created by the Cabinet Office and youth-led organisation Bite the Ballot. Session 2 and 3 activities – ‘Critical issues’, and ‘Power game’ are taken from the Youth Count! Democracy Challenge toolkit developed by UK Youth.
Who can use it? Anyone including teachers, youth group leaders and young people themselves can use Rock Enrol!®. Sessions are straightforward to prepare and run.
Read more about Rock Enrol!® and watch the film to find out more - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rock-enrol-engaging-young-people-in-democracy
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