Youth Voice  

Amplifying the voices of young people.

Youth Voice consists of a group of passionate and capable young people who seek to have more representation for themselves and for other young people in their community. Their goal is to represent young people, as well as communicate their needs and wants. This is done by reaching out and communicating with young people in the local area and conducting surveys.

When this has been completed, our Youth Voice team feedback this information to us. It is from this moment that we are able to prioritise the needs of young people and implement changes that will positively impact them.

 Helping lead our YMCA 

Teaching young people that their opinion matters.

Youth Voice lets young people in the community know that their opinions, thoughts, beliefs and wishes are important and that they matter to us. As a result, members of our Youth Voice team are comfortable when vocalising their thoughts and have an increased amount of confidence and fantastic communication skills.

We aim to encourage young people to care about their community and to feel confident in speaking their minds, Youth Voice allows this to happen.

 Projects, tasks and activities 

Letting young people take control.

Being a part of Youth Voice means that young people can focus on what matters to them and other likeminded young people in their community. In doing so, our Youth Voice team have carried out a number of various projects to help convey the opinions and priorities of young people in Tayside.

So far, Youth Voice have conducted meaningful surveys, discussions and projects focusing on Covid-19, mental health and the new Y Centre. They have also had the opportunity to speak to influential individuals from organisations including Young Scot and Perth and Kinross Council. This has shown their capability in conversing with authority figures and the lengths they will go to in order to amplify the needs of young people.

Youth Voice looks forward to continuing to stand up for local young people and positively impacting the community.