Voices in Action (ViA) is a youth council for young people aged 11 to 19 years old representing their school, support group or youth project.
The Youth Mayor and Deputy Youth Mayor chair the youth council meetings and represent all children and young people in Derby. They are a vital part of the youth council helping to make beneficial decisions and create new ideas.
Each year we identify one issue that is of particular significance to young people in the city such as:
This issue is then looked at in detail and at the end of the year the findings and recommendations for improvement and change are presented to senior decision makers.
We meet once a month on a Monday 5pm till 8pm.
Meetings usually take place in the Council Chamber at the Council House in Derby.
We sometimes attend extra events such as designing our web page and creating video content.
If you want to find out more information then please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
I joined ViA two years ago and it has opened up a lot of opportunities for me so of which I wouldn't have been able to do if I wasn't part of it. In these meetings you get to discuss issues and topics that are important to young people in Derby. For the past two years, I've met some amazing people and learnt a lot about myself so in a way Voices in Action helps some individuals find themselves. Keeley
Joining in discussions and presenting my perspective regarding topics of interest has allowed me to make a significant contribution to the youth of Derby. Aqib Ayazo