The new youth voice for the Derry City and Strabane District Council area has been launched by the Mayor, Cr Micheala Boyle.
The North West Ministry of Youth is made up of 35 Youth Councillors who have the opportunity to become leaders in promoting equality and tackling discrimination. Youth Councillors will vote on the allocation of a £24,000 budget to deliver their Youth Manifesto which prioritises what young people have put forward as important to them. The development of the NW Ministry of Youth is a key commitment within Youth 19 and will support the District to work towards Unicef Child Friendly Community status, where all young people have a meaningful say in and benefit from the local decisions, services and spaces that shape their lives.
The Youth Councillors will represent local communities, schools and colleges, people not in mainstream education, training or employment, existing youth voice structures and representatives from Donegal Youth Council.