Calling all young people…
Senedd Yr Ifanc (Wrexham Youth Parliament) encourage you to get involved by bringing your issues straight to them. It’s the things that are important to you, your groups and schools that will be discussed.
The aim is to give young people a place at the debating table when it comes to the big changes that could affect the rest of their lives.
To become a representative, you just need to be aged between 11-25 and Senedd is actively looking for more members. So what are you waiting for?
After all, you’re the future, so shape it… don’t try and escape it!
But what is a representative?
Representatives ensure that the views of other young people from your group, forum or school are considered in matters affecting young people across the county and then feed any information, answers or updates back to them.
But I don’t want to get involved in politics…
Don’t be put off by thinking this is too political. You don’t need to be elected to represent a group or project in the area. Just come along with an opinion and a voice.
Meetings take place every last Monday of the month in Wrexham Guildhall with the next one due to take place June 25. This meeting will be on open one with young people encouraged to come along and see what it’s all about.
What can I expect from the meeting?
Bullying is a key issue under consultation at the moment, there’s a Q&A session that you could get involved in or if you want to meet other young people this would be the perfect time to do so. Meet and greet starts at 4.30pm with the meeting to take place 5pm til 8pm.
It promises to be a particularly good one too. Many lead councillors are expected be there including Andrew Atkinson, William Baldwin, Phil Wynn, Mark Pritchard and Hugh Jones so you will be speaking directly to them.
Caroline Bennett, Participation Co-Coordinator tells why you should be a part of it:
“The Senedd Yr Ifanc is a great opportunity for young people to get involved in issues brought to us by young people. The monthly meetings are fun and interactive with lots of topics you can get involved with, along with lots of interesting projects and sub groups.
“It’s a good way to meet new young people in a safe environment while having a voice on local and national issues and decisions that affect youth.”
Youth Work week 2018
Youth work week is right around the corner too (June 23-30), so stay posted and we’ll be bringing you some exciting updates in the upcoming weeks. There are a number of fun and informal events that you are welcome to get involved with.
For more information contact Senedd Yr Ifanc by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01978 317961.
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