Stevenage Youth Council
A Youth Council is a formal way of having your say and being part of a team that aims to influence change.
What’s it all about?
A Youth Council is a formal way of having your say. As a Youth Councillor you can promote the voice of young people, get involved in local decision making and campaign on issues that are important to you. The Chair of the Youth Council also holds a non-voting seat at Stevenage Borough Council meetings, alongside the Youth Mayor.
As a Youth Councillor you can take on roles such as Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. You can represent your school or youth project, take part in training…And have fun! To become a member of the Youth Council you will need to live or attend school in Stevenage and be aged between 11 to 19 years, or up to 25 if you have a learning difficulty or disability.
Stevenage Youth Council has been involved in and initiated a wide range of projects, and has also campaigned on a number of issues including the environment, litter picking, developing young people’s ideas about how to be more active in the community, and provide better facilities for young people using the Cooperative Youth Work Fund.
Why should I get involved?
To be part of a team that aims to influence change, have your say about being a young person. Now is the chance to stand up and be heard!
Where do the Youth Council meet?
We are currently meeting virtually every Wednesday 4pm - 5pm but the Stevenage Youth Council usually meets weekly on a Wednesday 4:30pm until 6:30pm at Bowes Lyon Young People’s Centre
Who do I contact?
If you want to find out more, you can do so by coming to Bowes Lyon Young People’s Centre from 4.15pm, or contact the Community Development team by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01438 242558.