At York Youth Council, we strive to represent young people’s voices both citywide and in our work with UK Youth Parliament in order to provide countrywide representation. We aim to have two members from each school and we have various jobs within the Youth Council.
Hi, I’m Jake, and I’m in my first year of Sixth Form at Huntington School. I was lucky enough to be elected as Chair of the Youth Council in September 2018, succeeding Joe. I first joined the Youth Council in September 2017, and had been a DMYP (Deputy Member of Youth Parliament) between February and September 2018. In my time as a youth councillor, I’ve found it to be a fantastic group of great people determined to make York a better place, and it’s been an honour to have been a member, and I look forward to working to make Youth Council even better! My interests include politics, debating, journalism, reading (yes I am quite boring), and watching shows on Netflix.
Our Vice Chairs
Hello, my name is Edward and I attend Manor CE Academy. I am in year 11 and my favourite subjects include History and German. Outside of school I enjoy being an active member and Vice Chair of YYC and I also like to read and play racquet sports.
Hi, I’m Liam, I am 15 and I am a student at Millthorpe School. I joined the Youth Council early in 2017. In my spare time I am a corporal in the RAF Air Cadets, I fly gliders from Rufforth airfields and I have been doing so since I was 12. I am currently working towards my silver DofE.
Our Member of Youth Parliament (MYP)
Hi, I’m Maisie. I’m 16 and I go to Archbishop Holgate’s School. I have been a member of York Youth Council since 2017, and it’s a very enjoyable and welcoming group. I’m currently the MYP. I enjoy history and politics and I love listening to music.
Our Deputy Member of Youth Parliament (DMYP)
Hey I’m Anika! I’m 16 and joined the Youth council because I want to help give young people in York a voice in their affairs. I’m a keen musician but on a weekend you’ll probably find me racing round a forest trying not to get lost (orienteering if anyone’s interested) X
Our Other Members
Hi, I’m Lottie, I’m 17 and I currently go to York College. In my spare time, I go to Explorers, I am a young leader for my local Cub group and I enjoy playing and listening to music.
Hey, I’m Grace and I’ve been going to Huntington School since 2013. I like reading, writing, dancing and helping people, which is why I wanted to join YYC as it is a great way to do that.
Hi, my name is Peter and I go to York College. I have no real hobbies, I don’t have a good enough sense of volume control, I spill a lot of tea, and I’m generally inept. Youth Council is nice though.
Hello! I’m Theo and I’m here to have my voice heard. I go to Millthorpe and I do lots of music, lots of poetry, and a whole lotta theatre.
Hey! I’m Rome, and I go to Millthorpe. I’m very passionate about helping people and the community. I love English Literature, History and politics and would love to make a difference ❤
Hello. I am Milly, I am 15 and I go to All Saints RC School. I am currently doing my silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. I like running, dancing, reading, schoolwork, and playing the cello and many other things. My favourite subjects at school are English, History, Geography, French, R.E and Art. I joined York Youth Council because I am passionate about helping young people to get their voices heard.
Hi I am Tiegan and I am 17 years old. I currently go to York College and am doing A levels. I have always been passionate about the environment and social issues also I am really enjoy my time at Adopteens council which is the Yorkshire adoption council. So the council is something perfect for me. Some of my hobbies are spending time with my friends, going on my phone and baking. I want to help young people have the best experience they can in life.
Hi I m Izzy and I am 15 years old. I currently attend Joseph Rowntree School and am doing my GCSE’s. I play rugby and my favourite subjects are History and English literature. I joined youth council to help improve mental health in school as well as sharing my voice and opinion.
Hi I’m Brad I’m 13 years old and in my spare time I either sleep :), drink coffee, or play rugby. My favourite subjects are PE and ICT. I joined to help people with mental health because I got it my self and I know what some people go through every day just to go to school or listen to your mum and dad shout at you for no reason. Anyway there’s free food and drinks 🙂
Hi! I’m Ellie and I’m 15 years old. I go to Archbishop Holgate’s School and am currently doing my GCSE’s (my favourite being RE). In my free-time I enjoy playing the flute and clarinet, as well as coming to Youth Council to make a difference.
Hi I’m Leon I am 14 years old, and I go to Outwood Easingwoold Academy. I enjoy going out with my friends. I joined youth council as part of my Duke of Edinburgh Award and to represent Show Me That I Matter.
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