Where are the opportunities for young people navigating an era rife with challenges?
Studies show that many of the social and economic consequences of the pandemic have hit younger people the hardest, in a time when many were already facing adversity. Declining living standards, heightened insecurity, and deepening social divisions are changing what work, home, education, and community look like for younger generations – but young people are resourceful and resilient, and should have a voice in deciding the future they will have to live with.
Youth activist and social entrepreneur Jeremiah Emmanuel reflects on what it means to be a young person in the UK today, exploring themes of identity, justice, politics, and belonging. He examines the barriers facing young people that ultimately affect us all, and presents a hopeful account of how to move forward in a world that holds so many back.