We need a break! – Calling for a new bank holiday to celebrate under 25s

Françoise Facella
Communications & Events Officer

The Mix, the UK digital charity which provides support to under 25s, is campaigning to make International Youth Day, on 13th August 2018, the first bank holiday to celebrate young people’s achievements, their potential and contributions to society.

At The Mix, we know that under 25s are extremely talented, and care passionately about the world around them. We are privileged, through our work, to witness first-hand the strength and resilience of young people every day. It’s important that as a society we embrace young people from all backgrounds, and nurture their potential as ultimately, they are the future of our country.

Often the media narrative around young people can be very negative, focusing on crime, unemployment, or unattainable housing. We hope that a dedicated bank holiday will help to change the narrative into a positive one – STRONG and RESILIENT.

In 2018, International Youth Day will come of age and celebrate its 18th anniversary. At The Mix we believe this anniversary is the perfect time to show our appreciation to the youngest members of our society.

This petition is part of The Mix’s #STRONGER campaign, which aims to give under 25s the platform to tell their story and not be defined by mainstream media.

Show your support and sign the petition.

We aim to reach 100,000 signatures to see the petition debated in Parliament.

Media Enquiries

Françoise Facella/Natasha Giraudel at The Mix: media@themix.org.uk or call 07766 660 755

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Published on 08-Nov-2017