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Speak Out empowers young people to tell their story and listen and learn from others

Speak Out empowers young people to tell their story and listen and learn from others

We are a youth-centred website and magazine for young people aged 11-18. Speak Out is so special because we write about both the riotous, vivid and the fun and also real, urgent issues for which education is so necessary.

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Free drop-in skate and activity sessions

Young people aged 12 – 17 can participate in various FREE drop-in sessions at various locations this August with HCYC, The Skate Parlour and Highline Adventure.

Let's get lost - or not as the case may be!

I can’t say that I was that excited about the prospect of spending two hours on a river, possibly in the rain, but it turned out to be a fun day out.

Young people use art to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Locally the district has found a creative and informative way of portraying this occasion from a young person’s perspective.

Summer competition

Choose from two creative writing briefs and email your entry by Friday 2nd September.


  • If you could live any one day again what would it be and why?
  • Write a postcard from your dream destination.

Entrants must be between 11 and 18 years old. The winning entry will be judged by the Speak Out Team and will be published on this website. 

We're looking for an Editor!

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Speak Out Project

We are a youth-led website and a magazine. We are a warm, creative hub for young people that fosters friendships and inspires confidence.

Who we are

We are a project of the Harborough District Children and Young People Charity (HCYC) and supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Join us

There are various ways you can get involved to suit your own individual needs. Find out how you can contribute.
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Help us expand our project

Here at Speak Out we believe young people are the future. It’s our mission to make the quality of life for young people better. You can help us to do this by a small donation.