Calling all young people who want to make a difference in their community!
A new Youth Council is coming to Kensington and Chelsea, giving young people more say than ever in the decisions that affect them. More than ever before, young people are speaking up about the issues that affect them – and rightly so! We want to make sure that the voice of every resident is listened to and acted on.
What will the Youth Council (YC) and Youth Mayor (YM) do?
A new offer of Youth Services across the borough is looking to improve the lives of young people and involve them more with Council goings-on. The YC will discuss local issues that affect people their age, giving the Council their unique perspective to ensure that the decisions we make are right for residents of all ages.
As well as meeting to discuss ongoing Council issues, the group will be able to propose new ideas they have for local young people. The Youth Participation Budget will give the YC the ability to see their ideas become a reality, making genuine changes to the lives of young residents.
Who should get involved?
The Youth Council is for those aged 11 to 19 and up to 25 for those with special educational needs and disabilities. You might already have someone in mind – or you might even be a young person interested in applying yourself. We want people from all over the borough to apply to ensure we have a truly representative group of people from all over Kensington and Chelsea, representing all walks of life.
It doesn’t matter what your background is, whether you usually do this kind of thing, or whether you’re the kind of person who likes to be the centre of attention – what matters is that you’re reliable and dedicated to what you believe in.
How do I get involved?
At this point we want to talk with young people about how they think the YC should run. There are different ways it can be set up and various methods of appointing members.
To understand how you think we should do this, we’re holding a session on Monday 28 October where young people can come and discuss the Youth Council further.
Come along to Lancaster Youth Centre (128A Lancaster Road, W11 1QS) from 6.30pm on Monday 28 October where you can find out more and have your say on this exciting new project.
To stay up to date with the Youth Council, follow @RBKCYouth on Instagram.