Connect, inspire and empower. This is our dream...
We have always had a vision to create a platform for young people to be able to inform themselves about issues going on in the world, to have their voices heard and to tell the stories of many young people who are following their dreams and striving to make a difference in our society.
In 2019, we had the chance to make this dream a reality! Woke won a grant from Georges River Council, 3Bridges and Hurstville Rotary to create and develop our platform. Many months later we have heard from young people from all walks of life about their hopes, fears, passions and world issues from a youth perspective. We have been fortunate enough to interview some amazing young people from Australia and across the world about their work and how they are changing their communities, countries and even the world. We’ve made our dream a reality!
There are so many problems in the world that it's hard to know where to start. But we, as young people are the future. We’re the future leaders, innovators, scientists, journalists and teachers. And what better day than to start today?
If you’re a young person who’s passionate about social justice, defending human rights, protecting our planet, advocating for mental health and gender equality, or you just want to be proactive and start changing the world, we’d like to invite you to join the Woke team today. Have a look at our writing guidelines or don’t hesitate to contact us via our email firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you!
After all, we want to be the spark that can set the world aflame, because one person can make a difference. One voice can start a ripple effect, and as the old adage goes, a pen will always be mightier than the sword.