We’ve created everyday democracy resources for schools in Kirklees to make sure that our young citizens can have a voice in the things that affect their everyday lives.
Kirklees Youth Council made this video to share some of the great things they have been doing in 2020, the first year of our Democracy Friendly Schools programme.
The Huddersfield Town Foundation supported young people to try out one of our Everyday democracy activities as part of this Summer’s NCS Keep Doing Good programme.
We’re excited to introduce our two pilot high schools for our new Democracy Friendly Schools programme.
Our “Growing a stronger youth council” report shares what young people told us about having a voice, getting involved in community life, and how we can help them to grow the skills, confidence and connections that they want, in the way that they want.
Khizar’s advice for young people is: “Get involved and get your voices heard. The best way to do that is through an organisation such as the youth council”
Aishah says that one thing she really took from Kirklees Youth Council was the sense of belonging it gave her.
Chris told us that his voice as an activist was “10 years in the making” and that he started to find it by being part of Kirklees Youth Council.
Georgia told us that participating in Kirklees Youth Council changed (and probably saved) her life.
Jacob told us that joining Kirklees Youth Council was a spur of the moment decision that “has changed my life forever”.