Deaf young people who join our Changemaker Groups will:
- meet other deaf young people and make new friends
- take part in exciting activities
- talk about issues that affect or interest deaf young people
- find out how they can make a difference!
What it means to be a changemaker
A changemaker is someone who comes up with creative ideas to solve a social problem.
We want to equip and empower deaf young people with the skills, knowledge and experience to be changemakers for themselves, others and their communities.
Each Changemaker Group will be made up of young people from places around the UK. They're an exciting opportunity for deaf young people to learn from other inspiring deaf people, develop new skills and make a difference.
The groups will meet every month and plan their own sessions about issues that are really important to them. These could be making the environment a safer place, accessing subtitles at the cinema, changes in education or anything else that matters to them.
Who can take part
To take part, deaf young people must be aged 13 to 18 and live in the UK.
Group members will have different levels of deafness and communicate in different ways. We use the word ‘deaf’ to describe someone with any level of deafness from mild to profound.
How to join a Changemaker Group
If a young person is interested in joining a Changemaker Group they can complete our online form.
We will then let young people know about their nearest group and they can start getting involved and making a difference.
Not sure about something or want more information? Email us at [email protected].