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. See below for details:

Youth Council

UK Youth Parliament and Youth Mayor

Youth Takeover Day

Youth Involved Facebook page

Partnership for young people

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.

H&F Youth Council Manifesto 2017 to 2018 (pdf)

January is Youth Council recruitment month.

Come down to the Youth Council meetings on 19, 23 and 30 January 2018 at Hammersmith Town Hall from 4.30 to 5.30pm to find out more.

 Link to Youth Council recruitment poster

Print out the H&F Youth Council 2018 recruitment poster (pdf)

Find out why you should get involved, watch our H&F Youth Council video on YouTube.

Find out more and apply by downloading our Hammersmith & Fulham Youth Council 2018 Recruitment Pack (pdf)

If you would like to consult the Youth Council or get them involved in one of your programmes, please fill in and return this form. 

Application to consult with the Youth Council form (word).

UK Youth Parliament and Youth Mayor

Young people elect the 2nd H&F Youth Mayor

Youth Mayor Hibba Al Moosawi (left) with deputy Cas Bradbeer
Hiba Al Moosawi, of Hammersmith, will take up the role of Youth Mayor in April after winning 1,895 of the votes. 

Hiba, 14, who attends Fulham Cross School, said she was looking forward to the challenge. Among other things, she wants to focus on helping young people get the work experience they need to enjoy successful careers.

She is the second to be elected Youth Mayor after the role was created last year. It gives young people a formal role at the heart of the council, enabling them to properly scrutinise and improve the services they receive.

Cas Bradbeer, 15, of Shepherds Bush and who attends Latymer Upper School was elected Deputy Youth Mayor with 1,609 votes.

Youth parliament member elected

MYP Adam Elbounabi (left) with deputy Sarina Mohammed
H&F’s new Member of Youth Parliament is Adam Elbounabi, of Hammersmith, who won 1,842 votes. He and his deputy will represent the voice of the borough’s young residents at the UK Youth Parliament and lead local campaigns.

The 17-year-old who attends Burlington Danes Academy also wants to help H&F’s young people get more work experience. Nationally he says he’d like to focus on tackling discrimination.  

Sarina Mohammed, 16, of White City who goes to Phoenix High School was elected Deputy Member of Youth Parliament with 1,581 votes. 

See all the picture from the day on our Flickr photo gallery

To contact any of the young people above email

Read our news story - H&F young people elect their new youth mayor

2017 H&F Youth Take Over Day

Are you aged 13-19? Do you live, study or are looked after by the borough?

Youth Takeover Day is your chance to meet the Leader of the Council, interview councillors and council officers, shadow directors, neighbourhood wardens, design and conservation officers and social workers. You could design and host the Take Over Day celebration event, write articles for local press and get work experience as a personal assistant, receptionist or children’s centre worker and much more…!

Get involved, actively shape youth activities and services in the borough, add to your CV and get a certificate from the Mayor! It’s all happening during Youth Takeover Day at H&F!

How can I take part?

Youth Takeover Day 2017 participants in the Marble Hall at H&F with their YTOD certificates.
YTOD 2017 was on 24 November 2017. We will update this page with information about this years Takeover Day and how to apply when it is available.

If you have any questions please email or call/text 07884 4931661

Read the news story from 2016 Youth Take Over Day

See some photos of the 2016 Youth Take Over Day

See what participants say:

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.