The British Youth Council is the National Youth Council of the UK. It’s a Youth-led charity empowering young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. They help support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally.
The BYC incorporates many different elements in empowering the youth of today in achieving youth leadership and prominence throughout the community.
For Sandwell we have 4 members of the British Youth Council, 2 Deputy Members and 2 Lead Members. From left to right: Josh Jordan (DYMP), Steve Nimo (MYP), Mahmoud Suraj (MYP) & Suhana Khanum (DYMP).
Overs the years our MYPSs & DMYPs have been actively taking part in many of the events and programmes held by the British Youth Council such as: Make Your Mark, Annual Conferences, Leadership Training, Youth voice etc. All while proactively pushing forward their own campaigns involving; Knife crime, Isolation, Youth economic transport and youth mental health.
Here are some videos from our BYC members sharing their experiences during BYC and Shape forum:
In the Shape Forum we have two newly appointed Youth Crime commissioners; Jack Murphy & Sabaa Hafeez.
As Youth Commissioners there are asked to do the following: