Who Cares for the Youths?

In episode 7 of Childcare Voices, Aga asks 'Who Cares for the Youths?' and looks at what kind of 'childcare' is needed when children are older. Aga is mum to two active teenage boys, who love trips and baking, but she says it is hard to find creative activities for them to do, especially during the school holidays.

Aga finds that youth services have suffered devastating cuts in the last decade. She wishes young people could have opportunities to go away on trips, gain new experiences and play together. She looks to the past to see how people organised on a grassroots level to provide opportunities for their children and young people, and talks about community organising in the London borough of Hackney today.

Aga is part of Red Roots Incubator, a community interest company - https://www.redrootsincubator.org/ Follow them on Instagram @redrootsincubator and X @RRIncubator

Episode produced by Agnieszka Rolkiewicz

Artwork by Eva Freeman

Sound design by Hannah Kemp Welch

Interview with Kevin Jenkins, recorded by Rosa Schling for Holding the Baby, an On the Record project 

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