Join the Westminster Youth Council and have your say on the local issues affecting young people. Meet decision makers and help young people get their voices heard.
The Youth Council is open to anyone aged 11 to 19 who lives in Westminster and you can join at any time of the year. The Youth Council meets every two weeks on a Monday evening from 5.30pm at Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP.
There are also opportunities to participate in decision-making for young people in Westminster through the North East and South Locality Youth Forums.
For more information on joining the Youth Council contact Simeon Earnshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7641 1048.
Contact your Youth MP, Aby Murray, at email@example.com.
“Things don’t have to change the world to be important. I believe any one action that benefits any one person is important. There are two initiatives I plan to introduce. The first is Curriculum for Life across schools. It means sessions specifically tailored to each year group to ensure you have the opportunities and basic life skills you need. Then, there’s FeelSafe. This is my own campaign, it targets a wide range of things from mental health to knife crime. The aim of FeelSafe is to reduce the number of young people committing crime and give all schools free non-judgemental advice sessions.”
“I want there to be more support for young people who aspire to become something more than what they have now - by advocating the need for interview guidance, help on gaining work experience, higher quality advice for applying and also gaining funding to universities and apprenticeships.
The most important aspect of my role, though, will be to get your voice heard.”