YMCA Weston manages the Weston-super-Mare Youth Council on behalf of the Town Council. The Youth Council was established by the Town Council in 2000 and has achieved a number of significant successes for young people in the local area.
The work of the Youth Council in the past has been essential to the foundation of providing facilities for young people such as Barcode Youth Café and Hutton Moor Skate-Park. As well as distributing grant funding to organisations working with young people and working to fundraise and support the work of Charities such as Phoenix Carers Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Young people involved in the Youth Council can expect to gain experience of decision-making and planning, learn about democratic process, improve their advocacy, communication and teamwork skills. They also have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to their local community.
If you’re interested in joining the Youth Council you can call 01934 629787, come into the youth café and ask a member of staff.