Northampton Youth Forum
Northampton’s Youth Forum is the town’s youth council, made up of representatives aged 13 to 19 years old from schools and youth organisations across the borough. The forum members aim to speak up for, and on behalf of young people in Northampton and take an active part in decision making about young people by:
- Identifying and tackling issues of importance to young people.
- Helping to make sure that young people get to have services and facilities in Northampton that they want.
- Seeking the views of young people and promoting opportunities to get involved and have their say.
The forum elects two young people to act as co-chairs each year.
The forum also has two adult chairs. A councillor co-chair, Cllr Anna King, Cabinet member for Community Safety and Engagement, and a community co-chair, Morcea Walker, MBE for her longstanding work with the community and work in young people's education.