The British Youth Council, as the national youth council of the UK, aims to connect with our member organisations and networks of local youth councils, to empower young people aged 25 and under, wherever they are from, to have a say and be heard.
We aim to help them to participate in decisions that affect them; have a voice and campaign on issues they believe in, inspire them to have a positive impact, and gain recognition for their positive contribution to communities, society and the world.
We aim to facilitate a world where young people are respected and able to influence and inform decisions that affect their lives or on which they have strong opinions. In the UK this is through our network of youth councils, the UK Youth Parliament and the Young Mayors Network. Through the UK Young Ambassadors we give young people a platform at international summits and provide training, support and consultancy to support young people’s participation around the world.