The Youth Council enables young people aged 11-18 who either live or attend school, in Weston-super-Mare, to have a voice and represent their views and the views of their peers on subjects that matter to young people.
Youth Councillors are encouraged to use their energy to affect change and build their confidence and capability as a group and as individuals.
As a member of the youth council, you can expect to gain experience in the following:
- Decision making and planning
- Learn about democratic process
- Improve advocacy
- Communication and teamwork skills
- Making a positive contribution to the community
Experience with the Youth Council has also proved beneficial in supporting young people in their applications to Higher Education and employment.