Rachael is a young person from South Lanarkshire and 1 of 35 Communic18 Ambassadors for the Year of Young People 2018 or better known as YOYP2018. This is a group of 8-26yr olds who are working with partners and organizations across Scotland about the year and helping support and encourage young people to take part and get involved throughout the year.
Rachael has been an active volunteer with in her community haven been chair of South Lanarkshire Youth Council and a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament which led her to become involved with YOYP2018. Back in 2015/16 Rachael was involved with the intern planning group which fed back a report to the Scottish Government about what young people wanted and needed for the year after consulting over 600 young people across the country. She then applied and was chosen to become part of the Communic18 team. Her previous experience has given her a platform to peer educate and help support the availability and accessibility for all young people to take part and attend events throughout 2018.