Children and young people who want to get involved in making Leeds a more child friendly city are being invited to a special, free event next week to find out what opportunities are available to them.
On Saturday 15 June children and young people from across the city can come along to the Young Advisors event at Leeds City Museum on Millennium Square in the city centre. Children, young people and families can ‘drop in’ anytime between 1pm and 4pm.
There will be lots of stalls offering different opportunities to get involved in, and lots of cool projects that will give children and young people the chance to learn new skills, make new friends, have fun and make a positive difference to their city.
Some examples of things people can sign up for on the day include:
• Joining the planning team for the first ever Child Friendly Leeds awards this November;
• Join our “CBBC Crew” to help with running a two day programme at the start of the summer holidays when Children’s BBC will be filming live from Millennium Square;
• Get involved with Leeds Youth Council, Leeds Children’s Mayor and UK Youth Parliament;
• Become an official Child Friendly Leeds young advisor and get your Young Advisors badge and stickers;
• Helping out with the Breeze programme;
• Joining area activity steering groups, or the Leeds DJ School Steering Group;
• Getting involved with a young bloggers project, and;
• Becoming a young music leader.
There will also be fun activities and freebies to take away as well as the opportunity to check out the exhibits in Leeds City Museum.
Councillor Judith Blake, Labour executive board member responsible for children’s services said:
“The only way we can make Leeds truly child friendly is by listening to the children and young people who live here and acting on what they say.
“Becoming Young Advisors is a great way to get involved in some really exciting opportunities which are happening across Leeds. People who sign up will be able to learn new skills and be ‘where the action is’.”
Leeds City Council is looking to recruit 8 to 19 year olds (or up to 25 with additional needs) to be on the child friendly Leeds young advisors group.