MK YCAB stands for the Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet. MK YCAB enables young people to use their energy and passion to change Milton Keynes for the better. It provides opportunities for 11-19 year olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change.
MK YCAB and Youth Parliament Nominations
Would you like to use your voice in a creative way to enact change? Now’s your chance! If you’d like to be part of MK YCAB or a Member of Youth Parliament, please fill in this online form or if you would prefer, this hardcopy form (PDF, 223KB) which you can return to us in the post.
MK YCAB has 36 elected members, 12 from the north, south and central areas of Milton Keynes, for a two-year term of office. Elections are held every two years in schools and colleges across Milton Keynes and anyone aged 11-19 can get involved. In 2013, 10,012 local young people voted in the elections.
Once elected, MK YCAB members organise events and projects, run campaigns and influence decision-makers on the issues which matter most to young people. Members meet monthly in the Chambers in Milton Keynes Council’s Civic Offices to discuss plans together with Councillors.
The current Chair of MK YCAB is Beth Addison. She said:
“It’s really important that young people in Milton Keynes have their say on the decisions that will impact on their lives. We are working together with Milton Keynes Councillors to ensure that young people’s ideas and feedback is shared with the decision-makers.”
The young people who voted in the MK YCAB elections from across Milton Keynes also voted on the two key campaigns that MK YCAB would push forward in 2013-15:
- Working with the Police: Improving the relationship between the police and young people.
- Getting ready for work: Ensuring that young people have access to the right services and information to help them through the transition from education to the working world.
Campaign Meetings – all young people welcome!
MK YCAB meets every other Thursday at The Point from 4.30 – 8.30pm to share updates on our two campaigns and plan what work needs to be completed to make them successful.
If you would like to get involved, please contact Emma Hosking on 01908 253781 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MK YCAB Meeting Minutes
You can find out more about how MK YCAB’s campaigns are developing by reading the minutes of their meetings:
Would you like to attend a YCAB Meeting?