Young Citizen Action Group

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The Young Citizen Action Group (or YCAG) is focused on the future, the next generation. It is formed of students from Riverside School who are passionate about making a difference to their local area.

At the start of every school year the Young Citizen Action Group receives community organising training, conducts a listening campaign to find out the local issues that young people want to change most and then focuses on taking action on those issues.

Our recent highlights:

  • YCAG successfully liaised with BRL to ensure bins were installed at the bus stop outside their school and all along the road to tackle littering.
  • YCAG successfully campaigned to be given the keys to a large plot of land next to their school to be used as a community garden.
  • YCAG successfully campaigned for additional buses on the EL1 bus route every hour – worth over £1million.
  • YCAG won the 2019/2020 TELCO Award for Secondary School of the Year for their social action efforts in their community.
  • YCAG recently co-chaired a young people’s assembly attended by Council Leader Darren Rodwell and other major leaders for education, and youth safety

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