Youth Voice Matters
The CLD Youth Voice programme offers opportunities that support young people to:
- Be involved in their local communities and take an interest in community issues
- Represent young people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to ensure they have their opinions heard in decisions that affect young people
- Come together to identify issues that affect young people and take action to address these where possible
- Increase their understanding of political processes and how they can be involved
Local youth platforms and forums
Local youth platforms and forums are made up of young people from local areas who are interested in discussing and acting on issues that matter to them in their local community, all young people from local areas are welcome to get involved.
Aberdeenshire Youth Forum
Aberdeenshire Youth Forum is an opportunity for young people from across Aberdeenshire to come together regularly to discuss youth issues, share what is going on in their local areas and take collective action on things that matter to them.
Aberdeenshire Youth Council
Aberdeenshire Youth Council are an elected group of young people from the Aberdeenshire Youth Forum who represent young people in many different ways, for example, at meetings with council leaders to ensure young people’s opinions are heard when decisions are being made at that level.
Aberdeenshire Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament
In CLD we support the seven democratically elected Aberdeenshire Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) to fulfil their role locally and nationally.
Aberdeenshire Youth Bank
Aberdeenshire Youth Bank is a group of young people from across Aberdeenshire who work together to offer youth groups and individuals the opportunity to apply for funds to support their projects. The Youth Bank make decisions in a fair and open way about who receives funding and is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the fund spend.
If you would like to get involved in any of these activities, or have an idea you would like to work on with other young people, please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.