Join our Youth Board
In 2014 Berkshire Youth decided to create a Youth Board which would give young people the opportunity to represent their community regarding issues around youth development, fundraising and volunteering.
The Youth Board originally started with 3 members - a Chair, Vice Chair and a Secretary. It now has 20 members ageing from 13-18 years old. The Youth Board meets on average every three months for around 2 hours. The location is regularly changed to suit the needs of all individuals situated throughout Berkshire.
Projects that the Youth Board have supported include:
- The Youth Roots Heritage Lottery Fund
- Newbury Youth Festival
- Volunteering at Berkshire Youth Activities, such as Gravity Force, Windsor on Ice, and Bowling.
New projects are constantly being introduced to Berkshire Youth, providing regular opportunities for the Youth Board to get involved in some way. The Youth Board plans to extend the number of participants, increasing involvement throughout the whole of Berkshire.
The long term aim for Berkshire Youth is to have a Youth Board in each area across Berkshire - Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham, Slough, Bracknell and Windsor & Maidenhead, which would feed ideas into the main Youth Board.
Berkshire Youth would like to hear from you and to continue providing a platform for young people to have Your say on opportunities available in Your community. If you are aged between 12-19 years old and would like become involved with the Youth Board we would like to hear from you.