“The British Youth Council, as the national youth council of the UK, aims to connect with our member organisations and networks of local youth councils, to empower young people aged 25 and under, wherever they are from, to have a say and be heard.
We aim to help them to participate in decisions that affect them; have a voice and campaign on issues they believe in, inspire them to have a positive impact, and gain recognition for their positive contribution to communities, society and the world.”
- British Youth Council 2014
- Participation: All young people have the right to participate in the decisions which affect their lives and issues which they believe in locally, nationally and internationally.
- Equality: We promote equality among young people; all young people in our member organisations are valued equally.
- Diversity: Young people are diverse with different needs and opinions and this is to be recognised and celebrated.
- Recognition: Young people are recognised for the positive contributions they make to society, their place as citizens now and in the future.
Croydon Youth Council
Croydon Youth Council is divided in to three groups a forum for the North, East and South of the borough. Each forum has elected a member to sit on the Youth Council Cabinet which meets with the members of Youth Parliament and manages the over all work of the youth council.
Why get involved?
Interested? Click here to check out Croydon’s Youth Council!
“The UK Youth Parliament has 600 elected MYPs (Members of Youth Parliament) aged 11-18. MYPs are elected in annual youth elections throughout the UK. Any young person aged 11-18 can stand or vote. In the past two years one million young people have voted in UK Youth Parliament elections.
Once elected MYPs organise events and projects, run campaigns and influence decision makers on the issues which matter most to young people. All MYPs meet once a year at the UK Youth Parliament Annual Sitting.”
- UK Youth Parliament 2014
What could I do as a MYP?
Interested? Click here to check out Croydon’s Youth Parliament!