With the help and mentoring of an illustrious list of celebrities including Alicia Keys, not to mention backing from the Prime Minister and his Deputy, each of the youngsters is helped to develop their campaigns, bringing attention to the issues they care about most and most importantly helping to change things for the better.
Channel 4 has so far announced five campaigns, with executives on the hunt for a sixth via a dedicated online competition. Issues that will be targeted represent a cross section of worries for young people in this country, with unemployment, crime, disability, sex education and organ transplantation all on the agenda for this third series.
Previous offerings of Battlefront have proved extremely successful, with youngsters tackling problems such gun and knife crime with the PM at No 10, to bringing the issue of airbrushing of models direct to designers at London Fashion Week.
Jo Twist, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 Education, says: âWe are very proud of what the Battlefronters have achieved over the last two seasons. In its third season, Battlefront will see a fresh set of ambitious and vocal campaigners join celebrities: they will use every media platform to recruit more supporters, shout louder and influence more than ever before to change lives. With new polls, petitions and info graphics, this yearâs site aims to be the first place people go to understand what young people in the UK think of big issues.â?
More information on how you can be the face behind the 6th campign can be found at http://www.battlefront.co.uk/.