Speak Up Yorkshire

Giving young people in Yorkshire the confidence and opportunity to speak up on the issues that matter to them.

The Speak Up Yorkshire Programme aims to make a huge difference in the lives of young people, the wider community and 3i volunteers.

By giving young people a voice, we improve their education and employment prospects, we amplify unheard stories to bring communities together.  We will also up-skill and engage 3i staff to become role models for young people.

During this programme, Speakers Trust will be delivering 100 full day public speaking and communication skills workshops across the whole of Yorkshire.

We aim to reach 5,400 young people, especially in areas of greatest need. The workshops will be delivered in person by expert communication skills trainers and supported by 3i volunteers who will share their experience and expertise with the young people. To ensure that no young person misses out on the opportunity we will offer an additional 100 state secondary schools in Yorkshire access to our online training resources reaching a further 50,000 young people. We will end each year with a high profile ‘TED Style’ youth speaking event with all schools invited to take part.

To get your school involved, please contact us

“Our students absolutely loved this workshop and they wanted to really showcase their confidence with members of the academy. Various members and staff also commented on how the workshop was interactive and engaging. I would highly recommend this to secondary schools.”

Teacher Manor Croft Academy

“Speak Out! gave our students the opportunity to show their strengths, personalities and collaborative skills through engaging group work activities. Students which may have in the past been discouraged from sharing themselves aloud were given the space, support and confidence to do so, and thrived! – My Speak Out workshop was one of the most rewarding days I have spent in my teaching career to date.”

Yorkshire Teacher

“Speakers Trust is invaluable in giving students the confidence to share their ideas and opinions. This will help them not just in school, but in their future academic and professional endeavours.”

Yorkshire Teacher