BRIDGEND YOUTH COUNCIL. What’s it all about? An Introduction. Bridgend Youth Council tries to “Provide a voice for young people living in Bridgend County Borough”. The Youth Council is trying to: * Involve young people in making new policies and initiatives
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What’s it all about?
The Youth Council is trying to:
* Involve young people in making new policies and initiatives
* To campaign on young people’s issues
* To promote participation and citizenship
* To challenge the images and stereotypes of young people.
* To advise Bridgend County Borough Council and other relevant bodies on behalf of young people.
* To raise awareness of the political processes that affect young people.
Anyone between 14 and 25 years old can join.
You can represent a club,
a school, a church,
In fact any organisation that
involves young people.
Every two years, the youth council has elections when there is usually a big intake of young people.You can join in between elections if you have received an invite from the Youth Mayor.Each year a new mayor and deputy are also selected.
We have always had support from the Youth Service and Bridgend County Borough Council.
* We campaigned to change the bus company that supplied the Archbishop McGrath School.
* We persuaded Bryntirion Comprehensive to allow girls to wear trousers all year.
* Took over the council chambers to discuss “Cannibis - Should it be Legalised?”
* Visited the Welsh Assembly, Houses of Parliament and European Parliament in Brussels.
* Arranged several training weekends on issues affecting young people.
* We have a place on the Young People’s Partnership.
* Are pleased to be recognised by Bridgend County Borough Council.
* The Youth Mayor is inaugurated at the same ceremony as Bridgend Council’s Mayor.
* We attend the Young People’s Partnership Conference, to bring up issues that are important to us.
What happens next?
Whatever we want!!
We are in total control of what happens.
For us to get more young people involved, we have got funding from Cymorth to set up the PEC project.
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