Repeated studies, including the Northern Ireland Young Life and Times Survey, have highlighted the lack of knowledge about and engagement in the political process by young people.
Through our youth programme, Politics Plus is striving to inspire the next generation of political activists and community leaders.
The initiative has been designed to build connections between young people and elected representatives, enhance knowledge about policy making and the legislative process, and highlight the opportunities that exist to contribute to public and political life.
This programme is due to launch in September 2015. More information on how to get involved will be available soon.