#YouthVoice Interview – Kyrenia Shipillis (18), member of the Youth Policy Development Group

#YouthVoice Interview – Kyrenia Shipillis (18), member of the Youth Policy Development Group

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Kyrenia Shipillis (18) from Enfield, London is an active campaigner, community volunteer, and champion of youthvoice and influence. She is also a volunteer member of the Youth Policy Development Group (YPDG - 2021/2022) which is a joint Government/ShoutOutUK youth engagement initiative, which consults young people in England on its policy proposals. She is also studying History at the University of Nottingham. Kyrenia talks to Young Voices Heard about her experience of working on the YPDG, her motivation, policy priorities, and shares some tips on how to be get your voice heard.   (more…)
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News: Queens Platinum Jubilee Youth Honours List 2022 (#youthvoice champs recognised)

News: Queens Platinum Jubilee Youth Honours List 2022 (#youthvoice champs recognised)

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This is the YVH Platinum Queens Youth Honours List, posted to highlight those aged <30  who have been recognised for their exceptional service, leadership or  youth social action, and to inspire more nominations of young people. (Scroll down for information on #10yearsofwinner and link  #How2Nominate  #Campaign4YouthRecognition)  Congratulations all ! Especially to YouthVoice champions Naomi, Katrina and Patrick....  1/ Naomi Lea BEM (23) Cardiff #YouthVoice champion, volunteer campaigner and trustee, StepUpToServe/ and #iwillcampaign/movement for youth social action, and co founder of ProjectHope and services to young people particularly during Covid19 2/ Katrina Lambert BEM (21) Edinburgh, #YouthVoice champion, for services to young people,  trustee (Volunteering England) and lately co-Chair Back Youth Alliance services to young people (You can read Katrina's interview by Young Voices Heard in 2020 as part of our PowerofYouth series) 3/…
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#Youth Voice News 5/22: Govt Mental Health Consultation, Funding, New Youth Voice Register, Good Practice…

#Youth Voice News 5/22: Govt Mental Health Consultation, Funding, New Youth Voice Register, Good Practice…

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  Government #YouthVoice Consultation on Mental Health & WellBeing –  aged 12-25, and living in England? Have your say on Govg policy to the Youth Policy Development Group / "Govt" roundtable consultation which will inform and influence the Department of Health and Social Care's 10 year "Mental Health and Well-Being Plan". Take 5-10 minutes to have your say by clicking this  - Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey    (DEADLINE 28th May) Your responses to the survey will be reviewed  by the young members of the Youth Policy Development Group (YPDG) and shared with government officials and senior policy makers at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) on 6th June 2022. [To get more monthly consultations direct to your inbox sign…
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#MakeYourMark: UK Youth Parliament survey results 2022

#MakeYourMark: UK Youth Parliament survey results 2022

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Make Your Mark is an annual youth ballot of 11-18 year-olds organised by the UK Youth Parliament. This year's results were announced on 10th March after  434,492 young people (7% turnout) voted to order seven themes that were chosen by the Youth Parliaments members and steering group. Each topic had "some examples of what it could include". "The results will be used to decide what the UK Youth Parliament should campaign on in 2022-2024".  Results, full report, comment and links below. (more…)
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NEW: Updated Queens Youth Honours List,  with 10 x Case Studies New Year 2022

NEW: Updated Queens Youth Honours List, with 10 x Case Studies New Year 2022

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This is the YVH Queens Youth Honours List - updated Jan 2022 to highlight those aged <30  who have been recognised for their exceptional service, leadership or  youth social action.  There were 79 new young people in the New Years Honours list, 6.1% of the total. Whilst most of these were for sporting achievement - 10 were recognised for their youth social action, volunteering or leadership.   This list values and celebrates these changemakers as worthy role models in a campaign to inspire more nominations, by you, particularly of those who would not otherwise be nominated. Read their stories and be inspired. Do you know of others who have similarly achieved and deserve to be lauded. Then follow our links to see how to make a  nomination and watch the video…
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Campaign for Youth Recognition – How to nominate young people for Queens Honours 2023

Campaign for Youth Recognition – How to nominate young people for Queens Honours 2023

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"The 'Campaign for greater Youth Recognition' is a call to everyone to nominate a deserving young person for a national Honour or local award, either for HM The Queens New Year or Birthday Honours, or indeed to one of many other awards. (Diana Awards, Points of Light Awards, Pride of Britain ) Young people are all too often overlooked and go unrecognised for their volunteering or community work - yet so many do so much. Lets celebrate the best and hold them up to inspire others to follow by highlighting success stories that represent everyone in our communities. Every year more and more young people (under 30) are being recognised. (see below for previous years) Though most under 30s are still recognised for their sporting - there has been increase…
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Government Youth Policy Dev Group: is recruiting 16-25 | deadline 8th Nov

Government Youth Policy Dev Group: is recruiting 16-25 | deadline 8th Nov

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“You said - we did” Minister to YP, 2022  | How can young people get their priority issues onto the government policy agenda in ways that inform and influence policy decision-making? How can they be empowered to do so, and get credit for their contribution? One way is to join the new ‘Youth Policy Development Group’ - recruiting 16-25 yr-olds. (deadline of 8th Nov 21 has now passed but subscribe to YVH for updates and new opps). The government have recently renewed their commitment to listen to young people's views in shaping government policy. They are not just consulting on their policy agenda, but will also be listening to young people on the issues they care about. Shout Out UK are the organisation that have been awarded the latest round…
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Invitation: “How to master an Honours Nomination for Young People”

Invitation: “How to master an Honours Nomination for Young People”

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The Cabinet Office in partnership with DCMS and Young Voices Heard's are hosting a free lunchtime Zoom Webinair on how to master the an honours nomination for young people (aged under 30) You are invited... "You are invited to attend a session on Wednesday 28th July at 12:30pm to 1:45pm hosted by the Cabinet Office in partnership with DCMS and Young Voices Heard on ‘How to master an honours nomination’ for young people under the age of 30. This free webinar is open to people of all ages who champion young people, but is particularly aimed at those under 30 years old, who are interested in nominating their peers. Please share within your organisations, memberships, and networks,  particularly those working directly with this age group. Registration is free. During the…
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2021 Queen’s Youth Honours List – Birthday

2021 Queen’s Youth Honours List – Birthday

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This is the Queens Youth Honours List. It's updated every six months by Young Voices Heard. This is a list of young people who were aged under 30 at the time of their award, who were recognised for their exceptional service, leadership or  youth social action identified through media reports when the awards are announced. They are listed together to celebrate and equally value young people as leaders, role models and changemakers in our society, and to inspire more nominations, particularly those who would not otherwise be included. Scroll down for additional information on why they were honoured. For information and guidance on how to make a nomination go to Youth Honours Cabinet Office Presentation (slides) and links to Cabinet Office/Application This is part of the campaign for greater youth…
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Top Tips on Starting Up #YouthVoice

Top Tips on Starting Up #YouthVoice

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To mark the Power of Youth Day 2nd June 2021, Young Voices Heard is using this article to a platform #youthvoice tips and advice to other young people starting out. It's a collection of quotes from a series of Power of Youth interviews over the last year - when one of the questions young leaders were asked was: "What advice would you give to other young people starting their #youthvoice journey?" The full interviews can be found in our blog section and include several #iwill ambassadors. You can find more tips, standards and youthled examples in our Resources pages (more…)
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