Today the UK Youth Parliament launches its appeal to young people (aged 11-18 years old) to take part in ‘Make Your Mark’ its annual ballot of the UK publics ‘youth voice’. The campaign will see Members of Youth Parliament and volunteer campaigners across the country, inviting young people to take this opportunity to have their say on what Government and society should e addressing on their behalf.
On Friday 31st July 2015 over 300 Members of Youth Parliament from every corner of the UK met in Exeter for the UK Youth Parliament’s 15th Annual Sitting weekend to debate fresh policies and campaigns for the coming year. This mobile sitting is one of a number of ways the next generation and pioneering a new ways to do 'democracy'.
The British Youth Council has been shortlisted for a Charity Times Award under 'Campaigning Team of the Year'. The nomination recognises the young volunteers, stakeholders and staff who were part of last years successful UK Youth Parliament Make Your Mark campaign which saw over 875,000 young people have their say on the issues they felt should be debated in the House of Commons.
Each month we invite youth representatives, including Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs), Deputy Members of Youth Parliament (DMYPs), Youth Councillors, Young Mayors and Deputy Young Mayors to share their stories of the positive activities they have been engaging in recently.
During their evidence on 3rd July, Ministers took the opportunity to identify where the Youth Select Committee could contribute to Government policy.