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Newry, Mourne and Down Youth Council

Youth Voice members are being sought to represent the voices of young people across the district.

Young People aged 16 to 21 years who live in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area are invited to apply to be part of the Youth Voice programme.

Newry, Mourne and Down Youth Council will be part of the Northern Ireland Youth Voice Structure and will provide young people with the opportunity to:

  • Engage with key decision makers
  • Have their say on local issues
  • Meet new friends
  • Be a representative voice for young people in their area 
  • Be involved and pro-actively engaged with local decision-making processes

This two-year programme will be managed by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council in Partnership with the Education Authority Youth Service along with other statutory bodies.

The Youth Council will meet on a weekly basis to identify and take forward common issues relating to young people in the local area along with opportunities for residentials and to participate in study visits to UK or Ireland.

Everyone is invited to apply regardless of background, abilities, or interests.

We require representatives from right across the geographical spread and underrepresented groups to ensure the diverse needs of young people in the area are heard. 

To apply:

Please click here: https://forms.office.com/r/C94Nd6WrfF

The deadline for applications is Monday 15 November

This two-year timeline (below) illustrates the programme for the Youth Voice.