Young People

What’s in it for me?

Taking part in Gen22 will help you develop work-related skills and experience.  It will also give you opportunities to try new things and have fun!

There is a package of benefits available to those who participate and complete Gen22. Explore the range of potential benefits on this page.

Career related benefits

30 hours of social action experience

A package of support

Indluding Mentoring

Guaranteed reference

Network of peer and professional contacts

Personal benefits

Pair of Games Tickets


Special Events

Including Gen22 Graduation ceremony and Athlete Q&As

Entry to the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

Who can take part?

Are you:

  • Aged 16 to 24?
  • Living in the West Midlands?
  • Want to develop work-related skills?
  • Not sure how else to get involved with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games?

If your answer is yes (or not sure) to these questions, then Gen22 might be for you!


How much does it cost?

It is FREE to take part in Gen22.

Gen22 is designed to be as inclusive as possible. If you think there are other barriers to you taking part in Gen22, do let us know using the details on this page and we will do what we can to help.


How can I get involved?

Generally, young people are nominated to take part in Gen22 by an organisation who knows or works with them. This could be a youth group, sports club, college, charity or support group. However, if you are not part of an organisation but would still like to take part, please email the Gen22 team at [email protected].


I’d like to find out more

Please email the Gen22 team at [email protected]