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”.
Our Working Group discussed Civic Pathways for Young Citizens, including our work with NCS, apprenticeships and work placements, projects with schools, voter registration activities, Kirklees Youth Council and work with the University of Huddersfield.
This year we’re celebrating 10 years of Kirklees Youth Council – and we want your help to plan for the future. Find out how to get involved…