Leeds Youth Council

What is the LYC Network?

The Leeds Youth Council is a network of 10 - 18 year olds (or up to 25 with additional needs) who live in Leeds and who are passioniate about making a difference. There are currently over 470 members on the Network.

Any young person who lives in Leeds or goes to school/college  in Leeds can become a member of the Leeds Youth Council Network. Signing up is quick and easy and once you are a member you will receive:

  • A welcome pack of freebies and information

  • Regular updates telling you about events, new groups and consultations

  • Option to apply to join the monthly LYC Working Group and run to become a member of youth parliament

  • Invites to events

  • Opportunities to have your say on the issues that affect you

As well as making new friends and having fun, any time you volunteer with us will be used to help you gain a Leeds Youth Award and once you hit over 10 hours you will be invited to our annual awards night!

You can apply to join the LYC Network online - it will only take two minutes!

What is the LYC Working Group?

Every August, anyone aged 13-18 and signed up to the LYC Network has the opportunity to apply to join the Leeds Youth Council Working Group. The working group is a group of 35 youth councillors who meet together once a month in Leeds Civic Hall. The group elect their own chairperson and "executive board" - a group of young people who are respomsible for planing and running the Working Group meetings.

The Working Group work in partnership with Members of Youth Parliament to run an annual campaign which is based on the results of the Make Your Mark ballot. The current campaign is "Tackling Climate Change". In addition, the Working Group take part in consulations and focus groups with organisations from across the city and host an annual "takeover" meeting of the Leeds' Children and Families Trust Board.


LYC UKYP March 2020 update.pdf

LYC Network Membership Form 2019.pdf

LYC Network Sign Up form accessible version.doc

More info? Get in touch by emailing vic@leeds.gov.uk