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Youth Council

 

Youth Council

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUTH!

ARE YOU AGED 14 TO 18?

Are you passionate about where you live?

We want to hear your views and opinions on your Council area!

Join our Youth Council Now

It’s Your Place – Your Space

Your new Council area has teamed up with the Western Area Youth Service in order to give young people greater opportunities to have a say in the area they live in. The Youth Council will be the voice and advocate for the rights and opinions of young people

We believe that young people are in the best position to engage with other young people and to represent their views and that young people’s views and opinions should be expressed through democratic structures and processes. Being part of the Youth Council is not just about having your voice heard, it is also a personal journey where you will meet new friends, grow and develop your skills, confidence and ability.

As a Youth Council member you will be involved in a range of Council’s business including:

  • Festival and Events Programming
  • European Youth Capital Bid for 2019
  • Community Planning
  • Leisure Services and development
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Rural Development Programme
  • Health Promotion
  • Sports Development
  • Parks and Play development
  • Waste Management

Because of the large geographical Council area there will be a Derry City based Youth Council and a Strabane District based Youth Council to ensure that the distinct and diverse needs of young people living in these area are heard.

However both Council’s will met on a regular basis to identify and resolve commonality needs and ensure synergy moving forward in the new Council.

Everyone is welcome to apply regardless of your background, abilities or interests.

For more information & application form download it here

Alternatively you can fill out and submit our online form below.

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If you have any queries please contact Helen Harley on 028 71253 253.