What is M-Y-Voice?
M-Y-Voice is a youth steering group made up of young people from all over the Staffordshire Moorlands. M-Y-Voice will allow you to strengthen links between young people and youth organisations, build relationships with decision makers and inspire other young people to take action, so that young people can have a stake in their community and their future.
You can get involved in one of our local Youth Committee Groups (YCGs) to have your say on what is important to young people. Meet new people, develop a whole range of skills, build up your CV, gain new training and qualifications. You will also get the opportunity to grow your network and lead on campaigns that could make a difference to young people both locally and nationally.
M-Y-Voice is also about having fun!
As part of a YCG you will be able to go on a monthly trips, where you get to decide where you want to go. YCG’s will meet weekly, and when there is no meeting being held, the session with consist of fun games, activities and a chance to work on social action projects.
Cheadle Skate Park
After sharing the need for a skate park, the Cheadle YCG helped to develop a skate park at Team Road Recreation Ground. They worked with the designers and builders to create a skate park that met the needs of young people within Cheadle and the surrounding areas.
The Leek YCG wanted to see more activities for young people and create spaces where young people could feel safe and seen. As such, they established a youth club and football programme at Brough Park Leisure Centre, using their time to talk about how they can make Leek a better place and then playing football on the astroturf.
The Biddulph YCG were concerned about the lack of equality in society and so involved themselves in a project based on the Heartstone Odyssey story. They discussed how they could make their community more inclusive and even had the chance to share their views with Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education Baroness Barran MBE
We are looking for young people who meet the following criteria:
- Aged 11-17
- Live, or go to school/College in the Staffordshire Moorlands
- Have a keen interest in wanting more for young people and representing young people in your area
To get involved, simply complete the form below, or for more information and M-Y-Voice, email firstname.lastname@example.org