We’re on the lookout for fun-loving young people who want to make a positive change in their local communities through joining a youth forum!
2019 has got off to a great start with several of our Local Youth Forum Groups already making plans to strengthen community links and begin working towards bringing about more positive changes for youth and their communities.
Think you might be interested in joining a Local Youth Forum Group and representing youth in your community by running impactful community projects? We’re looking for more members for our Local Youth Forum Groups, and you can get in touch with us here, or by emailing email@example.com.
We have Youth Forum Groups in 9 localities across the Stroud District; Stroud Town, Cainscross, Nailsworth & Minchinhampton, Chalford, Stonehouse, Cam & Dursley, Berkeley Vale, Wotton-Under-Edge, and Hardwicke.
Our Youth Forum Groups are a way for young people to come together in their communities and have a voice for young people in those communities. They do this through running projects and working with different community members such as; other youth services, community groups, PCSO’s, and local businesses; and with adult decision makers including Town & Parish Councils and the wider District Council.
Some of the things our Groups have been up to;
- Running an under 18’s music event to support the Stroud Sub Rooms
- Working with Hardwicke Parish Council to help develop a youth centre in the area
- Volunteering on the Stroud Canal Restoration Project
- Taking a seat on the Miles Marling Project Board alongside Town Councillors
- Putting on a Rounders Summer Social Event for youth forum and SDYC members
- Taking part in Youth Voice Training events
- Supporting the Jenner Museum through running a Christmas Stall and raising over £30
All our Local Youth Forum Groups are open to all young people living in the Stroud District between the ages of 11 and 19. If you’re interested, or think that you’d like to get involved, you can get in touch with our Youth Workers through this online form. Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each of our Youth Forum Groups also offer their members the opportunity to sit on the Stroud District Youth Council and represent the voices of young people in their community on a wider level. Four young people from each group can be voted into their representative seats on the council by the other group members, and can then hold their place for two years – or until they no longer wish to. Members do not have to sit on the youth council if they don’t want to, but they are encouraged to find out more about it.
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We hope to hear from you soon!
The Stroud District Council Youth Work Team