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Medway Youth Council

About the Medway Youth Council

MYC has two main roles:

  • Addressing issues raised by young people
  • Acting as a consultative group for decision-makers

Members represent their peers on MYC: ideally democratically elected from their school or youth group. We have a very good feedback framework which allows all young people to get their voices heard through their school councils, then their MYC representative, and if appropriate on to the UK Youth Parliament to be heard nationally.

The Whole Youth Council meets once a month, with Cabinet also meeting monthly setting the agenda for meetings from issues raised by members or sent in from outside people. Smaller meetings are organised, and operate much more frequently

Our campaign for 2017-18 is bullying, with our annual conference running later in the year for young people.

We also campaign with the UK Youth Parliament. The top two campaigns for this year are votes for 16 and 17 year olds in all public elections and referenda’, as well as a ‘curriculum for life. Our Members of Youth Parliament work nationally on these and go to conventions in London – House of Commons sitting etc.

We have other groups that work on marketing, social events, fundraising.

MYC has representatives sitting on many other boards and committees – Medway Children’s Action Network, Youth IAG, Medway’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Medway Safeguarding Children’s Board.If you have any other comments, questions or queries, please drop us an email.

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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