Are you aged 11 – 18 (Up to 25 if you have SEND or a care leaver)?
Do you live in Bilston, Blakenhall, Heath Town, Low Hill, Whitmore Reans or their surrounding areas?
Do you want to improve your local area?
Do you want to improve emotional wellbeing for young people?
Are a young person aged 11 – 25? Do you consider yourself to have a special educational need or disability? Then we would love to hear from you!
This group will give young people the opportunity to come together and share their views and experiences about things that are most important to them. You will be supported to develop your skills and confidence, have fun and work together to make positive changes.
To express your interest in joining the group please complete the form below and also ask your parent or carer to complete the consent form. A member of our team will be in touch with more information and answer any questions you may have.
By joining this amazing panel you will be surrounded by like-minded young people and will get the opportunity to represent YOURSELF as well as YOUR community by discussing issues that directly or indirectly affect it.
(Communities & Cultures Include: LGBTQ+, Religious Communities, Black Community, Polish Community, People with Additional Needs, Street Culture, Asian Culture, British Culture etc.)
With additional funding through this initiative the group will get the opportunity to propose and share ideas for workshops/projects which they feel could benefit and support all of the different communities around the city generating positive change!
I was lucky to have a great start to my life as a child growing up in Liverpool. My family was tight-knit and taught me strong values that I hold dear to this day.
In May 2019, I became leader of the council in my adopted home of Wolverhampton. Remembering my own childhood, I made it my priority to ensure that every child and young person in the city gets the best start they possibly can in an environment which is safe. I wanted them to have access to great facilities and take part in activities which lead to greater opportunities in life.
I know that investment and focus on children and young people will pay dividends for the city as a whole in the future. They are our greatest asset and ensuring that their lives start well now will only have a positive effect on Wolverhampton in the years to come.
This is why the Youth Engagement Strategy has been devised. It outlines what we can do to give our youngsters the best possible start to life in the city, how individuals, communities and organisations can work together to make this happen and make it work for future generations.
It focuses on three key areas – Being Healthy, Being Connected and Being You. Together, these three strands will help ensure that through co-production, we can nurture our young people to ensure our city is constantly one that is on the up.