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Truth About Youth is all about sharing positive stories of the amazing contributions that young people are making across Scotland. In doing so, we hope to challenge negative perceptions that exist about young people and give them an opportunity to tell people about the positive role they play within their communities.

We do this in a number of ways. As well as producing digital content like videos and blogs, we also work with the media to tell positive stories in newspapers. Often when young people are reported on in the press it is in relation to negative things such as alcohol misuse, gangs or unemployment. However, we know that young people are involved in amazing things such as community work, charity fundraising and activism. We think these things (and the many others too many to mention) should be reported on more. That is why we have partnered with the Sunday Mail to produce a Truth About Youth supplement. This 4-page supplement gives us a space in Scotland’s biggest selling newspaper, to make sure that young people are portrayed in a positive light.

In case you haven’t seen one of our supplements before, here are our two newest editions.

December 2012 (click on images to enlarge).

June 2012 (click on images to enlarge)

We are always looking for people and youth groups to get involved and help us produce content for the supplements. Do you have a flair for writing or a passion to see your words reach a large audience? Perhaps you are in a group who are involved in some amazing, perception challenging, work in your community and would like the opportunity to tell other’s about it. If so, we would love to hear from you.

To find out more about how you can get involved with the Truth About Youth supplement, email truthaboutyouth@youngscot.org or call the Young Scot InfoLine on 0808 801 0338.

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