Turning the hoodie image on its head
AN army of “hoodies” will pour into a shopping centre – but to reveal youth views rather than cause trouble.
The young people will be dressed in the style usually associated with yobs to unveil results of a national survey showing the younger generation’s top concerns.
The Don’t Write Us Off event, at County Square, Ashford, on Saturday from 10am to 3pm, is spearheaded by the young people’s group Agents4Change as part of a campaign backed by pop mogul Pete Waterman.
Spokesman Steff Foreman said: “The participants will be dressed as hoodies to turn the image on its head and show positive examples of young people.”
Volunteers aged 16 to 25 have consulted young people about their concerns and the Kentwide finding will be revealed at County Square.
Subjects covered include crime, teenage pregnancy, alcohol, drugs, gangs and education.