Three party leaders launch charity to boost young people taking social action
The three party leaders – David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband – have united to become founding Patrons of a new charity, UpRising, whose programmes have been proven to more than double the number of young people aged 19-25 taking social action in their communities.
The charity will formerly launch at the Houses of Parliament today.
UpRising will be launched at a time when Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has reported social mobility in the UK is lower than in any developed country aside from Portugal.
UpRising works with talented young people from under represented groups, including those from white working class, black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as well as those with disabilities.
It provides them with leadership development training, ranging from public speaking, media training, and developing social action campaigning skills.