A 1.8m pound initiative to get more than 250,000 young people involved in the media has been launched by Clubs for Young People.
The youth club network has teamed up with volunteering charity v, which is providing the cash, along with MTV and marketing company TomTom Nation to launch Boom!
The project will allow 16- to 25-year-olds to learn and put into practice film production and media skills with the hope of opening up volunteering and vocational opportunities.
Young people will be challenged to make short films ref-lecting their opinions, concerns, interests and passions. Films could range from video diaries to news bulletins and mini-documentaries. Each participating club will have an online newsroom called a Boom! Room in which videos can be uploaded.