Hackney Young Futures Commission launches to find out what 10 to 25-year-olds think
- Credit: hackney council
‘What you would change if you were Mayor for the day’ is one of the questions being answered by young people as part of the newly created Hackney Young Futures Commission.
The independent youth-led group will find out how 10 to 25-year-olds view their home borough in the two year project.
They will also be asked about the changes they would like to see, and how they want to be involved in decisions that affect them.
More than 100 young people came together for its launch at Forest Road Youth Hub in Dalston.
Thyreece Williams, 17, from Clapton who is a member of the commissioning board said: "The Commission is a smart idea, the youth are the future, if they are not able to make decisions now then our future will not be as good. If through this we can make young people feel comfortable to talk, then we can get some good ideas."
You may also want to watch:
As well as networking with other young people, attendees also heard from the Mayor of Hackney, about his journey, where he initially left school without any qualifications at 14 and then went back to college later on where he received five GCSEs and then went onto further education.
Bernice Vigo, 14, from Shoreditch said: "It's good to be asking young people what they think, and I like that this is all run by young people. If I was Mayor for the day I would change the curriculum for all children to include politics and what's going on in the world around them so they can all get involved."
- 1 'It's like toilet', say Dalston residents who have had enough of broken locks, rats and scaffolding
- 2 Vacant Grade I-listed Shoreditch church to be restored and revamped
- 3 Jailed: Cyclist who rode off after fatal collision with 'gentleman', 72
- 4 Students earn scholarships at top schools worth £150,000
- 5 'No further action' after officer knelt on neck of Black suspect in Finsbury Park
- 6 £5.75m investment agreed for "historic" Clapton leisure centre
- 7 Turner Prize winning artist holds exhibition in his former Hackney school
- 8 Massive drugs haul suspected to be worth over £1million seized in Hackney
- 9 Drug dealer who killed "beloved" Hackney father convicted
- 10 Huge new charity kitchen aims to produce 100,000 meals east London people this summer
The young people tucked into food created by apprentice chefs from Blue Marble Catering, and watched live performances and heard from commission chairs Jermain Jackman and Shekeila Scarlett, and vice-chairs, Georgina Appeagyei and Mishaque Jarrett.