The Vegan Society launch Teen Hub: platform to guide and empower vegan and vegan-curious teens
The Vegan Society, the world’s oldest vegan organisation, has launched a new Teen Hub that aims to empower and inspire vegan and vegan-curious teens to live in accordance with their values.
Data from Ipsos Mori/The Vegan Society (2019) has shown that close of half of all vegans are in the 15-35 age category, with an increasing number of teenagers adopting compassionate lifestyles and acting as the driving force behind the rise of veganism in recent years.
As the next generations are increasingly making kinder food and lifestyle choices, it’s crucial for young people to explain their important, personal reasons for making the decision to avoid eating or using non-human animals.
Acting as a guide that will inspire and empower, The Vegan Society’s Teen Hub is packed full of information, tips and advice including delicious recipes, nutritional information specific to teens, and advice on many aspects of vegan life including navigating social situations, living in a non-vegan home and your rights at school and in the workplace.
Deciding to make the switch to veganism can be a tricky process for teenagers at times, which is why the Teen Hub also contains stories from young vegans about their own personal journeys, which will provide support and reassurance that vegan teens don’t need to miss out on anything, and instead, will thrive as they adopt a vegan lifestyle. The Vegan Society is also calling on more teenagers to share their stories and experiences on the Teen Hub website.
As events, meetings and volunteering opportunities continue to be restricted and may be for the foreseeable future, this online resource has the potential to be a home for those teenagers looking to connect with like-minded individuals.
Matt Turner, spokesperson for The Vegan Society, said:
“While veganism has never been more accessible in the supermarket aisles, the process of going vegan is still different for everyone. Teenagers who are still in school or living with their parents may face challenges and objections that adults wouldn’t, which is why our Teen Hub is a vital tool in helping those who need guidance, support or inspiration to thrive as young vegans.
We discover who we really are during our teenage years. Opinions are formed and futures are partly defined. A resource such as the Teen Hub is a much-needed, invaluable platform for those who are curious about becoming a vegan or need support or advice along their vegan journey.”
Teen Hub Ambassadors are available for broadcast interviews and article commissions to discuss their vegan journeys and experiences as vegan teenagers. To arrange an interview or for more information on the Teen Hub, please contact Matt Turner, Media & PR Officer: media[at]vegansociety[dot]com
The Vegan Society is the world’s oldest vegan organisation whose founders defined the word ‘vegan’ in 1944. We are a registered educational charity (No. 279228 - England & Wales and SC049495 Scotland) that provides information and guidance on various aspects of veganism, including to existing and potential vegans, caterers, healthcare professionals, educators and the media.