SB’s Evie selected to sit on UK Youth Voice National Board
Posted: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:56
UK Youth Voice is a national steering group, compiled of young people aged 16-25 who represent every region and nation of the UK from within their member organisations across the UK, which sits right at the heart of UK Youth's work. They strengthen links between youth organisations, participate in campaigns, build relationships with decision makers and inspire other young people to take action.
Every year young people from across the UK Youth network get involved in policy work, fundraising, conference organising, programme design and delivery, and campaigning on behalf of their peers. As well as having a national platform to voice all things relating to young people and youth work, UK Youth Voice members have the incredible opportunity to travel all over the UK, meet new people, and develop a whole range of life skills including; communication, teamwork, organising events and leadership.
Evie applied and was successful for UK Youth Voice after current members read her application and interviewed her. Current members were impressed with her application and were delighted to offer her a place on the board for the next two years.
Evie had this to say on the opportunity:
"Being part of the current Uprising Leadership cohort & helping Beatfreeks with their Youth Trends has really inspired me to get up and go when it comes to social action particularly for Birmingham. I'm so excited to be part of UK Youth Voice national steering group as I'm really passionate about positively affecting young people in the West Midlands. Having worked closely with MAD Birmingham I can see first-hand the challenges some young people face within the area and I really resonate with UK Youth putting youth engagement at the heart of their work and welcome the opportunity to be part of a national platform to do this."
We're all thrilled for Evie's journey with UK Youth Voice start and are delighted to have someone on a national scale championing young people's thoughts and ideas, a key element to our work here at Sport Birmingham.
Follow Evie's progress through her twitter: @HarrisonEvie