Many youth services are severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. Rugby schoolboy Samren Reddy has just launched “When I Grow Up”, an initiative that invites young people to share pictures and videos of their hopes and dreams for the future. “I believe that every child and young person should be able to achieve their dreams and goals,” Samren explained.
How to take part
Videos can be uploaded to the Instagram and Facebook pages found below and will also be shared on twitter with the #whenigrowup
If you are on Instagram please follow Instagram: @whenigrowup.2020
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/237565334132693/permalink/237631424126084/
Nominate friends and, if you are able, donate £2 to UK youth and British Youth Council at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SamrenReddy.
About Samren Reddy
Samren started the first youth strikes for climate change in Rugby and arranged a petition that reached 500 signatures in 24 hours which he then handed to local MP Mark Pawsey.
In 2019, Samren was elected as member of the UK youth parliament. He has worked tirelessly since on a number of campaigns that affect the youth, namely mental health, votes at 16 and curriculum for life.
In the same year, Samren was nominated for Pride of Rugby Awards.
Samren has been an invited speaker to local school and organizations to talk about climate change.
Samren latest initiative is When I grow Up, which invites young people to be positive about the future.
In his spare time, Samren sings and plays the clarinet and piano.