Peer Power Youth
Who we are
Peer Power's vision is a world where empathy-led services and systems support all children, teenagers and young adults to achieve their dreams and lead their best lives.
What we do
Peer Power engages children, teenagers and young adults with two goals in mind: individual change and system change. We support them in healing after trauma, finding the power and positivity in their stories and creating ways for them to be heard and influence action. We work with them as they develop the skills, experience and training to become future leaders. Together, we support those delivering, designing or commissioning services as they respond to the experiences of young people, so that approaches across the youth sector are ever more driven by participation and empathy.
Who We Work With
Some of the children, teenagers and young adults we partner with have described themselves as being ‘abandoned by society’. Our young partners have experienced injustice and inequality because of race, class, poverty, disabilities and other things, as well as childhood adversity, abuse and trauma. They are passionate about using their experiences in positive and powerful ways to improve support services by voicing issues for and with their peers, other children, teenagers and young adults.
The organisations, agencies and stakeholders that we partner with include youth justice services, health services, prisons, police, social services, schools and more. We know that those delivering, designing and commissioning services care about children and young people, though sometimes the systems they are working in make it hard to embed the empathic and participatory approaches that are so needed.