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.
The British Youth Council today challenged the myth that young voters are apathetic and not going to vote at this election - with data from a specially commissioned YouGov poll which indicated registration rates could jump to 80% amongst those aged 18-24.
The Youth Select Committee today announces a new inquiry into mental health, to explore issues around awareness, education and services for young people (under 25) and is calling for evidence from a wide range of witnesses, including experts, parliamentarians and young campaigners.
Youth On Board Awards winners announced: 5 outstanding projects and organisations recognised in the latest round of the British Youth Council's Youth on Board Awards. The Youth on Board (YOB) Awards celebrate innovative youth participation projects from organisations and individuals around the UK.
It is with great sadness that we report that Matthew Percy, a young person who has worked with us with over a number of years has died. Matthew was an active member of the UK Youth Parliament for the constituency of Suffolk for a number of years, a campaigner for votes at 16 and more recently active with us through the BYC members the Church of England Youth Council, the National Council of Voluntary Youth Services and his work via the National Express Youth Panel.