Youth forum

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The TM Youth Forum is a group of young people that represents the views of young people who live or go to school in Tonbridge and Malling. The Youth Forum works with a number of organisations to develop activities, events and facilities for young people.

Any young person aged 11 - 18 can join the TM Youth Forum and members come from a wide range of youth clubs, schools and community groups to discuss important local issues.

Mission statement 'It is TM Youth Forum’s goal to provide a platform for young people to voice their ideas and make a ripple effect of positive change for the generation of the future'

Aim

  • To represent all young people in Tonbridge and Malling at a local, national and international level.
  • To raise issues and concerns that affect the lives of young people
  • To work with different organisations to address these issues
  • To get young people's voices heard

Objectives

  • To provide a forum for discussion on the issues that concern young people in Tonbridge and Malling
  • To involve young people in the development of the Council's youth development programme
  • To create a positive image of young people in Tonbridge and Malling.

Meetings

Due to Covid-19 restrictions meetings are currently being held online via Microsoft Teams and normally start at 6pm. Meetings are usually held every few months (around 6 meetings a year) and meetings last no more than 2 hours. (If you would like to come along to a meeting to see what it’s all about please let us know using the contact details below and we will send you more information).

Current Projects

Mental Health - Your Mental Health Matters

Safe Haven’s – safe places

School uniform access

Minutes

12 Nov 2020

Types of membership

Full member - Attend meetings/events and get involved with projects and campaigns

Community member – If you are tight for time but still want to get your views heard and be consulted on project and campaigns, then becoming a community member might be for you.

Further Information

If you would like more information or if you are interested in joining the Youth Forum please email youthforum@tmbc.gov.uk

Email: leisure.services@tmbc.gov.uk
Phone: 01732 876166