CYCLe and UKYP
CYCLe stands for 'County Youth Council for Leicestershire', UKYP is 'United Kingdom's Youth Parliament'
Young people aged 14 to 16 from each District and Borough of Leicestershire stand for election to UKYP every two years. If they are successful they are elected as either Members (MYPs) or Deputy Members (DMYPs) of UKYP. We currently have four MYPs and three DMYPs representing each of the seven Districts and Boroughs. They are supported by former Members of UKYP, called Ambassadors.
CYCLe is the vehicle by which MYPs, DMYPs and and other young people come together in Leicestershire to represent the voice of young people. Young people are involved in financial decision making (awarding grants/funding, etc), organising events like the Unheard Voices exhibition and consulting with organisations both within and outside of the County Council. They may also campaign on issues that are important to young people and work with Youth Service staff to try to make changes.
Who can get involved with CYCLe?
Any young person aged 11 - 19 can get involved in CYCLe, especially if they are passionate about getting the voice of young people in Leicestershire heard. Speak to your Youth Worker about getting involved.
Who can I contact about CYCLe?
Janet Gower Johnson is the best person to contact should you have any questions about CYCLe. Please email: Janet.GowerJohnson@leics.gov.uk
Page Last Updated: 14 June 2012