The Broadland YAB organises lots of activities for young people in the Broadland area, including debates, trips, campaigning and training opportunities.
The Broadland Youth Advisory Board (YAB) was created by Norfolk County Council in 2012 to help give young people, aged 11-19, a voice in their community. Having a voice means young people are involved in decision making about things that affect them enabling them to feel positive about where they live.
The YAB is made up of two panels, one exclusively for young people (known as Young Commissioners) and the other for young people and professionals to come together to discuss their experiences and opinions of youth provision in the local community.
Any young person who lives or goes to school in Broadland is invited to get involved in the YAB by becoming a Young Commissioner. If you want to find out more you can visit this page which has more details.
The YAB team commission new youth projects, monitor the progress of existing youth projects, accept or decline small grant applications, give advice to board members and external companies, promote Broadland YAB and envisage new ideas to support, engage and involve young people in the community – Explains Emma Rush, Senior Youth Worker at MAP. Its a youth lead project – ensuring the projects are useful and create positive social change.
From our ‘Body Confidence’ project
The Broadland YAB has a designated youth worker to keep everything ticking. The youth worker will facilitate the monthly meetings, any activities and support all Young Commissioners to have their say.