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The young advisers are a bit like a cabinet. But their meetings are more informal and always open to new members and visitors.
Young advisers come from young people’s involvement initiatives such as:
youth and community projects
school or college councils
Lewisham’s Young Citizens’ Panel.
Many of the young advisers stood as candidates for Young Mayor. Although not successful, they continued their involvement by becoming young advisers.
The Young Mayor and young advisers:
looking at key decision-making reports
engage with service managers, policy-makers and elected members to hear and comment on plans and strategies for the delivery of services
are involved in determining council grant allocation to youth service initiatives.
Yes. If you're interested in politics or getting involved in the community you can come to the young advisers’ meetings.
Meetings happen every Monday from 5–7pm at the Civic Suite, Catford.