Birmingham 2022’s Youth Programme will activate, facilitate and celebrate children and young people, providing opportunities for them to be the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow.

Birmingham is Europe’s Youngest City with over 40% of the population under 25. The Youth Programme will give young people a voice, help them to be able to make a positive difference, and be ready to tackle life’s challenges.

Nearly 1 million children and young people experienced the impact of COVID-19 on their education, mental and physical health. The Youth Programme will engage at least 1 million children and young people aged 5-25 across Birmingham and the West Midlands with Birmingham 2022.

The Youth Programme will complement the curriculum to widen knowledge, improve access to sports, art and culture while helping to boost confidence and resilience. By supporting children and young people to acquire new skills, Birmingham 2022 offers them a once in a lifetime chance to expand horizons and learn from others.

How to get involved

Schools Engagement and Learning Activities

Digital classroom resources and lesson plans

A range of classroom or whole school workshop activities

Teacher insight and inspiration sessions

Visits by Perry, the Birmingham 2022 Mascot!

School Festival Days

Community Youth Participation Activities

Youth organisations visits by athletes

A range of group workshop activities

Youth service activities

Youth Voice and Advocacy

Inspiring and activating the dynamic voice of young people

Creating spaces for young people's voices to be heard

Youth panel and co-design activities

Initiatives to develop young talent to be changemakers of tomorrow

Social action opportunities

If you are a teacher, youth group leader, community organisation working with children and young people, and want to hear more and get involved in the youth programme, register your interest on this page.

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