APPLICATIONS ARE still open for the Hackney Young Futures Commission chairs and members. This is meeting yet another of the Hackney Labour Manifesto commitments.

In this Hackney Council initiative,  they are looking to appoint two Hackney young people (under 25) to Chair the Commission.

For Commission members, there are nine positions open to people who live, work or study in Hackney. They are looking in particular for individuals with expertise in youth, education, employment or the voluntary and community sector, with a number of the positions being open to young people aged under 25.

It’s quick and easy to apply – all that those interested need to do is send a CV and a one page cover letter detailing why they are interested in being a chair or a commission member to polly.cziok@hackney.gov.uk . Applications are open until Monday 10 December, 2018.

The press release can be found here: http://news.hackney.gov.uk/apply-to-be-on-the-hackney-youn…/

And further details about the Commission, here (and see below): https://www.hackney.gov.uk/young-futures

  • We need to learn from the experiences of young people in the borough so we are best placed to tackle inequalities that are preventing them getting the best start in life. The Hackney Young Futures Commission is a great way to get on with this important work.
…. Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney
  • Hackney’s young people are full of talent, passion, ambition and ideas. We want to make sure that their thoughts, views and experiences are at the heart of how we design our services and how we work together to shape our Borough as it changes and grows. The Hackney Young Futures Commission will see that the next generation of Hackney’s residents are supported to feel safe, grow, achieve and thrive here in Hackney.
…. Cllr Caroline Selman, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Policy, and the Voluntary Sector

What it’s about

The Hackney Young Futures Commission will hear evidence over the course of a year about the lived experience of young people in Hackney, to make sure young people’s voices are heard, by the Council and by its partners.

The commission will be chaired by young people and over the next two years will be looking into the experiences over those in Hackney under 25, how they view the borough, what challenges they face, and how they feel about local services.

Hackney Young Futures will be independent of the Council, but will be organised and accountable to it, and will be made up of young people themselves, community representatives, academic partners, those from the voluntary sector and councillors. The project will be supported by a major youth engagement exercise to get views from hundreds of local young people.

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