The British Youth Council is the National Youth Council of the UK. A youth-led charity, they empower young people aged 25 and under through the annual Make Your Mark ballot, to influence and inform the decisions that a ect their lives on the issues that ma er most to thousands of young people across the country. Somerset Youth Parliament encourage schools, colleges and youth projects across the county to have their say, make a difference and ensure young people’s voices are heard on key issues. Read more about the current National campaigns voted for by you!
UK Youth Parliament’s Make Your Mark gives a unique opportunity to reach out to young people who go on to be opinion formers and leaders of the future. The Make Your Mark ballot is open to all young people aged 11-18 in the UK, to vote on issues which are most important to them. These top issues will then be debated and voted on by elected Members of Youth Parliament, helping create the next UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) manifesto.