Day 260- Chloe, 17, East Kilbride

I volunteer with a lot of different groups but I mostly spend my time with representing East Kilbride in the Scottish youth parliament and being a year of young people ambassador. I am currently working towards my highers in s5 and I also work in airspace, a really cool trampoline park!


Which young Scot inspires you?
One young Scot that is incredibly inspiring to me is Jenny cook. I met her a few years ago at a concert and I’m still in awe of her every single day. She raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for a charity that helps with her illness and I’m so proud of everything she does.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Growing up in Scotland is incredible. Being a young person in Scotland is totally amazing, we have so many opportunities that some young people in other countries don’t have! We also have the privilege of having the right to vote at 16 which is amazing for us!

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would like for older generations to realise that we aren’t just a nuisance. We can be amazing! Lots and lots of young people are changing the world every single day and they should realise that this generation has an awful lot of potential for the future.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement? Would have to be talking to ministers of Scotland at a rights review event where I got to tell Scottish government officials about young people’s rights and what can be done to make sure that young people are understanding and accessing their rights

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
In all honesty, passing these exams would be my biggest achievement. My family have been through a lot this year and unfortunately this has become a massive impact in my life so I have fallen behind but I am still determined that I can do this!

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
I would say… make sure your voice is heard! Your voice matters and your opinion will always be valuable, don’t ever think differently! I think it’s so important that young people go out there and shout to make sure their voices are heard today.

If Chloe’s story has inspired you, why not share it on social media using the hashtag #MyStory365 or visit the ‘Get Involved’ section to share your own story!

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