What will your generation's legacy be?
In 2032, it will be 150 years since Newcastle was formally granted city status – how will you shape Newcastle’s future?
Newcastle150 convenes a diverse group of leaders, aged 18-25, from across Newcastle to address the question: "What will the legacy of our generation be?" Because after all, you are the generation who will shape the city when it reaches 150.
Newcastle150 is part of Legacy; a global campaign by Common Purpose, which invests in young people across the world so they can become a connected generation of leaders with a clear vision for what their legacy will be. Click here to see other legacy programmes around the world.
By doing Newcastle150 you will:
If you’re a young leader aged 18-25 from the Newcastle area, apply for this free online programme here!
“I am pleased that we have partnered with Common Purpose on this pioneering Legacy programme. Newcastle City Council support all children and young people and help them reach their goals, realize each ambition and maximize their unique potential. We are proud that young people help shape our great city, an approach that has been highlighted through our work to become one of the only UNICEF Child Friendly Cities in the UK. By working with Common Purpose, we can help shape the leaders of tomorrow, people who can cross boundaries and help overcome some of the biggest challenges we face in Newcastle.”
Why take part?
Newcastle150 is your opportunity to come together as a generation and think through what your generation’s legacy will be. As part of a highly diverse group of peers, you will tackle real social challenges facing Newcastle and develop Cultural Intelligence in the process – the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures.
What happens on Newcastle150?
Over four days, you’ll join a group of 150 people in Newcastle to tackle a pressing challenge your city faces: This year’s challenge is: How do we act together to transform Newcastle into a cleaner, greener place for all by 2032?
You'll come together online to investigate issues, collaborate, hold difficult conversations and work up ideas. You’ll test, refine and either implement your ideas or present them to leaders in Newcastle.
Newcastle150 is intergenerational, giving you the opportunity to work with around 50 established leaders from across Newcastle, who act as group advisors, speakers and immersion hosts. The established leaders benefit from seeing the world through your eyes – the next generation.
"It’s overwhelming to see so many people in one place, sharing interests, sharing concerns, sharing personal challenges, but most of all, their ambition for themselves and for this city and region. We need to have our city leaders and key stakeholders, listening to what these young people are saying about the future they want to shape. This is a voice that we must hear."
The 2020 group came up with nine ideas to address the challenge:
"An important aspect of the programme is to not to let the three days just happen, but to continue the work that we’ve been covering. This can be a starting point for bigger and better things in the future."
"There will always be value in hearing other people’s ideas. The breadth of the group, the different experiences that people bring, the diversity in the group, can only help add to peoples own knowledge and experience, which will serve them all really well on their own leadership journey. I’ve been blown away by the passion, the ambition and the challenge from the young people in the room. It’s been really inspiring and thought provoking."
We are looking for leaders from all backgrounds to contribute to Newcastle150 – sharing their insight and, in the process, seeing their city or country through the eyes of the next generation. We need speakers, panellists, mentors and immersion hosts. If you want to be a contributor, sign up below.
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