They may be too young to vote, but the politicians at Stormont would be well advised not ignore the teenagers who marched on the hill to protest at cuts in community services' budgets.
These young people have seen how vital, ground-based cross-community projects can improve their lives and want the decision to withdraw funding reversed.
Too often we take our children and young people for granted, or label them trouble-makers. These young people are intent on making trouble, but only in a positive manner and in the best intentions. The voters of tomorrow have shown more vision than many of their elders and supposed betters.