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Flintshire Youth Forum

Mission Statement

Gaining confidence to tackle issues, voice opinions, whilst making friends and having fun.
“Coming together to make a difference”

What We Do

We have organised Youth Conferences every year since 2005. For the past few years our Youth Conferences have gone “virtual”. The “Considernation Virtual Conference” is hosted through the Young Flintshire website and is designed to reach out to as many Young People as possible. You told us you found it difficult to get to us – so we’re trying to get to you in as many ways as possible!!

We hold residentials to plan and discuss issues raised by Young People, for training, to plan  new projects and best of all we have fun too!!

We have made DVDs to promote Extending Entitlement and to raise awareness of issues affecting young people such as Cyber Bullying and the dangers of Loan Sharks. We are currently working on a project that promotes and celebrates the United Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

We work on lots of different projects using music, drama, arts and crafts. Anything that is fun and productive!

We address issues that affect us as young people with the people and organisations who make decisions. These include the police, the Youth Services, the Education department, leisure services and many more.

We run mini consultations with other young people in Flintshire through school groups, Flintshire Local Voluntary Council, Youth Clubs and other groups that support and work with young people.

We have a great time and have trips and residentials which mean we get time to enjoy ourselves and chill out together. Everything is planned by young people and we make sure that everyone in the group has a say about what we’re going to do.

We have a Theatre Forum Group which works in partnership with Clwyd Theatre Cymru. We’re very proud of this project as it gives us the opportunity to explore the issue Young People bring to us in new and exciting ways. The Theatre Forum meets weekly in The Glanrafon Centre, Mold between 7pm and 9pm during term time. You don’t need any experience in drama or performing just a real interest in helping Young People make a difference and getting their voice heard.

Every year the FYF are part of the planning group for “RespectFest”. Respectfest is an annual celebration and information event held to let Young People know all of the work that has been going on both locally and nationally to ensure that everyone, everywhere feels safe, happy and is treated with RESPECT!

If you are interested in the work we have been doing and want to find out more, contact us or come along to see for yourself. The Flintshire Youth Forum meet on Tuesdays 5-9pm at the Glanrafon Centre, Mold. For more information contact Ali on 07824 694779 or email alison.jane.thomas@flintshire.gov.uk.

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