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Young Futures

Our Young Futures Commission helps amplify the voice of young people in the decisions that shape their lives, and helps make sure they can shape the opportunities that are available to them.

Over the next two years we’ll be looking into young people’s experiences in Hackney, how they view the borough, respond to its challenges and how they feel about Council services.

What we do

Young Futures is independent of the Council (but organised, funded by and accountable to us), and is made up of young people, chaired by Jermain Jackman and Shekeila Scarlett, and vice-chaired by, Georgina Appeagyei and Mishaque Jarrett. There’s also a reference group that meets every quarter made up of people who represent the community, academic partners, experts and councillors.

The commission will listen to, and learn from, young people’s experiences of growing up in Hackney and make recommendations to the Council and other organisations to improve the lives and opportunities of young people in Hackney. The Council will also consider the recommendations when designing or buying in the services we provide through Young Hackney.

We’ll be starting by fact finding and engaging with the community and should be finished by the end of summer. Afterwards, we’ll review what we’ve done and start producing recommendations with young people before the formally reporting to the Council.

We’ll look at the experiences of three distinct age groups:

  • older children (ages 10 to 12)
  • teenagers (ages 13 to 18)
  • young adults (ages 19 to 25)

Have your say

If you are aged between 10-25 have your say through our Hackney Young Futures Commission survey:

Have your say

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Page updated on: 25 June 2019