Youth involvement projects

Opportunities for young people to have a say in Hammersmith & Fulham

There are lots of ways to get involved, have a say and help develop local services. 

Youth Council 
UK Youth Parliament and Youth Mayor 
Youth Take Over Day 
Make Your Mark ballot 
H&F Youth Zone ballot 
Youth Involved Facebook page


L-R: Abdullah Zalmi, 16, Marwa Mohammed, 16, new Youth Deputy Mayor Maddy Sala, 14, new Youth Mayor Federica Del Brollo, 14, new Youth MP, Emma Ghanem, 15 and Amy Simon, 13

Youth Council

This is an elected group of young people aged 13 to 19 who live, work or study or are looked after by the borough. Its purpose is to give young people a ‘voice’ that is listened to by decision makers and to involve them in decisions about issues and services that affect young people.

Youth Council members represent their schools and youth projects, develop ways to find out the views of young people throughout the borough and make sure decision-makers listen to them. They also give their opinions on activities and services and how they can work best for young people.

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Youth Council 2018

2018's H&F Youth Council candidates on film (YouTube) 

H&F Youth Council manifesto

Hammersmith & Fulham’s Youth Council has drawn up its manifesto and it wants to work with you to turn its vision into a reality. Read our news story to find out more: H&F Youth Council: Giving young people a say in their future and how you can help

UK Youth Parliament and Youth Mayor 2018


L-R: New Youth Deputy Mayor Maddy Sala, Mayoress Rosemary Petitt and new Youth Mayor Federica Dal Brollo
H&F Council’s new Youth Mayor, Federica Del Brollo was elected this year's Youth Mayor event on Thursday 8 March 2018 at Hammersmith Town Hall. Federica won 877 of the votes. Maddy Sala, 15, was elected Deputy Youth Mayor with 630 votes.

Federica is passionate about tackling prejudice against people’s sexuality and gender identity. She believes that one of the main ways to tackle prejudice, bullying and homophobia would be to introduce the subject into the school curriculum.

The 20 members of the council were elected, read our news story - H&F young people elect their new youth mayor

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Youth parliament member elected


New Youth MP Emma Ghanem with Mayoress Rosemary Petitt
H&F’s 2018 Member of Youth Parliament is Emma Ganhem. 

Emma Ganhem was announced as H&F’s Member of Youth Parliament. The 15-year-old attends Sacred Heart in Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith. She wants to help tackle hate crime, and promote education and support for mental health.

To contact any of the young people above email youth_involvement@lbhf.gov.uk

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Youth Take Over Day

Youth Take Over Day this year is on Friday 23 November 2018, and as always we will be providing opportunities for young people to work alongside adults, try out different jobs, take on challenges, and be involved in decision making.

Take Over Day is hosted by the Children's Commissioner for England and is part of the National Take Over Day which was launched in 2007 to promote and encourage youth involvement and participation.

Young people benefit from the opportunity to experience the world of work and make their voices heard, while adults and organisations gain a fresh perspective on what they do. Visit Children's Commissioner for England, YTOD for more information.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of YTOD please contact the youth voice coordinator, Brenda.Whinnett@lbhf.gov.uk 

Make Your Mark ballot

The annual Make Your Mark ballot (of which almost 1 million were completed nationally) gives a unique opportunity for young people aged 11-18 the chance to vote on the issues that matter most to them, to decide what Members of Youth Parliament debate in November 2018 within the House of Commons. The ballot decides what Members of the UK Youth Parliament should debate and vote on to be their campaign for in 2019. We also use the information locally to inform our Youth Council manifesto.

This year's Make Your Mark ballot closed at noon on 11 October 2018.

For more information please see http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark/

Information presentation for Make Your Mark

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H&F Youth Zone ballot

Open seven days per week, Hammersmith & Fulham Youth Zone will be a state of the art youth hub based in Ed City – a new innovative education hub in White City.

The Youth Zone is being developed by national charity OnSide Youth Zones and will be a place where you can make new friends, take part in fun & exciting activities such as sports in the four-court sports hall, martial arts room and on the 3G kick pitch; music; arts; drama; state-of-the-art gym; enterprise and employability opportunities and much more.

The branding process

OnSide has set up a development group consisting of young people from across Hammersmith & Fulham and together with ZAK agency, they were tasked with coming up with two brand names for the young people in the borough to vote on. Please find out more and vote.

Information presentations and ballot papers for the Youth Zone ballot

Please contact Brenda.Whinnett@lbhf.gov.uk for further information.

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Youth Involved Facebook page

H&F Youth Involved Facebook page

We set up this page to find out the views of young people, to promote upcoming events and opportunities and to give young people another way to contact us. Visit the page and have your say.

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