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York Youth Council

York Youth Council represents the voice of young people in our area; they campaign to influence decision makers, and have involvement with UK Youth Parliament.

A York Youth Council member said:

We're passionate young people working together to build a better city for all children across York. Join us and make a real difference, today!

Our Youth Councillors are able to:

  • Campaign for legitimate change
  • Be consulted by decision makers/li>
  • Attend regional and national conference
  • Represent their peers
  • Network with other inspiring young people
  • Learn how to impact the world around them

Our aim is to have at least two youth councillors from every secondary school in York to guarantee adequate representation of all.


York Youth Council animation playing on a mobile telephoneWatch the York Youth Council (YYC) animation (created by York Youth Council and Digifish Media), which promotes the work of York Youth Council; the digital avatars are voiced by real members of YYC.

York Youth Council is affiliated with the UK Youth Parliament, the Member of Youth Parliament for York is required to sit as a Youth Councillor during their office.

Get involved with regular York Youth Council meetings, if you're aged 11 to 18 years old and live (or go to school) in York; contact York Youth Council for more information.

York Youth Council

West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA
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York Youth Council welcomes young people, aged 11 to 18 years, to get involved; join the conversation and share your voice...

Contact York Youth Council