We were then joined by the Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, for a rallying speech about why it is so important for young people to participate in the referendum.
Before finally, we were treated to the perspectives of young people from across the debate in a panel debate. Thanks to Shahmir Sanni (BeLeave), Shakira Martin (NUS), Caroline MacFarland (CoVi) and our chair Josh Pugh (Bite The Ballot).
After the event, we were proud to facilitate two blogs from different youth perspectives to appear in The Huffington Post’s Young Voters series:
But the campaign resumed and continued right up until 10pm Thursday night. As the dust settles on the final outcome, one result is clear. Young people participated strongly and clearly made their voices heard.
Alex Kent, Restless Development's UK Director, said:
"Young people have been actively engaged throughout the referendum campaign. They’ve been creative, and passionate drivers of the debate, mobilising to vote and making their case online.
"As the process towards Brexit begins, it is crucial that decision-makers move beyond politics to listen to, and act upon, the interests of this country's young people,and that young people remain engaged at this critical time helping shape our future. Young people are globally connected and globally concerned and ready to lead the way as active global citizens."
This is not the first time the young people we work with have mobilised to participate in landmark votes recently.