Strapline and Mission “My Life My Say” is a youth led, non-partisan charity, on a mission to empower young people to participate in democracy”   “To empower young people to participate in democracy, by creating spaces for dialogue across communities and generations, and by providing young and socially excluded citizens with the tools to lead change within society.”


Youth-Led Start-up Co-Founded in 2013 by Mete Coban MBE at the age of 20, who is now the CEO of a ‘young team’, based in London.

Activities Include: Engagement: Democracy Cafes, Leadership Programme | Advocacy: Secretariat to APPG for Reuniting Britain Post Brexit, Voter Registration Campaigns | Events: Common Futures Forum (annual) | Consultancy. See website for full listing, updates and newsletter.

Reach and Impact: Twitter 10.2k followers | Facebook 4300+ | 41,000 face2face beneficiaries to date | 80% events outside London | 154,000 signed petitions.

Recognition: 2018 MLMS won a Government Democracy Award “Change Maker of the Year Award”, which recognises an organisation that has put a new idea forward to increase access to democracy, convinced others of the merit of their idea and affected a real change that benefits the greater good. The founder and CEO Mete Coban was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours in 2020 aged 27.

“Young Voices Heard” at: Democracy Cafes | Annual Common Futures Conference | APPG Parliament

Contact and further Info: @mylifemysay
Phone: +44(0)330 133 0353 Email:
Registered Charity in England and Wales: 1167431

[Sources: Website/Wiki/Charity Commission, 31/1/20 ]

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