The London Youth Assembly (LYA) brings together representatives from different youth forums across London to create a positive change for young people. Getting young Londoners engaged and involved in the running of their city is an important objective for the London Youth Assembly and these young Londoners are enthusiastic about bringing issues that matter to them to the forefront of local politics.
What is the role of the London Youth Assembly representative:
- Represent their borough at the LYA meetings, sub-regional meetings and functions
- Provide updates on priorities and plans for their sub-regional groups, and borough
- Feed back to their borough the work being done by the LYA
- Joint working with the chair and deputy chair of the LYA on key issues
What young people say?
‘Representing the Borough of Barnet as a London Youth Assembly member is an opportunity that is incredibly important for me, as it allows myself to be immersed in a cooperative and diligent environment whereby each member strives to implement a crucial objective of encouraging young Londoners to become engaged and involved in the running of their city, and this resonates remarkably with myself. I feel honoured to engage in pertinent and intelligent discussions with other young Londoners who are just as enthusiastic about bringing issues that matter to them to the forefront of local politics, as I most certainly am. ‘ London Youth Assembly member 2018/19
How you can get involved?
Barnet Youth Board/ Youth Assembly members vote for the London Youth Assembly and Deputy London Youth Assembly representative.