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Penarth youth's call to action

 

12 September 2016

 

Penarth Youth Action (PYA), the youth council for Penarth, is currently recruiting new members from local secondary schools and youth organisations. 

 Members of PYA volunteering at 2016 Summer Festival

 

The group consists of members, ranged between 11 and 18 years old, who have been elected or nominated by their schools or youth organisations to represent their peers and young people in Penarth. 

 

The youth council is a partnership project between the Vale Youth Service and the Penarth Town Council, and has been extremely successful over the last few years in providing a valuable forum for young people to express their views and take action to improve their town. Being part of Penarth Youth Action has also helped these young people develop a variety of skills that will help them in their future careers, grow in confidence, and gain accredited qualifications that they can present on their UCAS forms and CVs.

 

Meanwhile, the group has also enjoyed a number of exciting and fun team-building activities and events recently. PYA members have commented that they are learning and developing within an environment that they find positive and fun.  Members also say that they feel that local decision-makers take their views and ideas seriously when making decisions that will affect young people in the town.

 

If you are a young person aged between 11 and 18, or work with young people in this age range, and would be interested in being involved with this project, please contact Geraint Evans at valeyouthaction@gmail.com or 02920 701254.