Chance to Shine is pleased to announce the launch of its Youth Social Action Programmes, now open for applications from young people aged 13 – 24 in the UK.

The programmes have been created to help young people learn new skills and knowledge on topics that are either important to them or they are interested in understanding more about, including sport for social change, leadership, mental health and the fundamentals of coaching.

The programmes will provide rewarding experiences and personal development opportunities for all young people involved, with some receiving key qualifications at the end.

There are three different programmes open for applications:

  1. NextGen: Developing the next generation of leaders and coaches
    Who can apply: 13 – 24 years old, UK resident and have been a Chance to Shine cricketer for at least 1 year
  2. Community Voices: Supporting young people to have a voice and an impact on issues that are important to them
    Who can apply: 15 – 24 years old, UK resident and have been a Chance to Shine cricketer for at least 1 year
  3. Youth Advisory Board: Creating the first ever Chance to Shine youth board that represents young people in Chance to Shine’s work
    Who can apply: 15 – 24 years old and a UK resident

Chance to Shine Chief Operating Officer, Steve Peyman said: “We’re delighted to now be open for applications to our Youth Social Action programmes. Each programme will develop young people in their own way, providing them with life skills that will support their future. We hope that these programmes bring out the very best in young people, as well as nurture their interests and passions, to enable them to do great things in future for their own communities.”

Click here for more information on the programmes as well as how to apply. Applications close at 23.00 on Monday 12 July 2021.