Chris made a video for us, to reflect on his personal journey. He says it was a huge thing, as a young person lacking in confidence, to be told that others believed in him. He wants to see us empowering the leaders of tomorrow, so that our young people can tackle challenges such as climate change. He says this has to start at a grassroots level, by helping young people to be involved in local democracy, have confidence, develop networking skills and speak out about the changes in the world that they want to see. Chris told us that his voice as an activist was “10 years in the making” and that he started to find it by being part of Kirklees Youth Council.