Young people are not often talked about for good reasons, with few positive stories being reported in the press, and instead a focus on delinquency. There is a recognition that young people need to be engaged in their communities and public services, and provided with more opportunities to develop both inside and outside of school.
Time banking projects aim to encourage young people to become active citizens, improve educational attainment, and prevent crime through restorative justice. There is a wealth of anecdotal evidence which suggests time banks can be empowering for young people.
There is both research theory and evidence which suggests time banks have been beneficial for young people.