There’s still time to nominate yourself to be MYP for Sutton!

Becoming the Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) for Sutton gives you the chance to make your mark. You will be able to air your views, meet other young people from across Sutton and beyond, tell politicians and senior decision makers what should really be happening for young people.

As MYP you can:

  • Meet local councilors and other decision makers in Sutton to talk about issues affecting young people
  • Represent young people in Sutton regionally in London and nationally across the UK
  • Get involved in the Sutton Youth Parliament
  • Develop better relationships between young people and adults in Sutton
  • Promote positive media imagery of young people in Sutton

Anyone aged 13-17 who lives, works or studies in Sutton can stand to be elected as the MYP. Young people will vote in their schools and youth settings to decide who they want to represent them.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • is committed, lively and outgoing
  • is prepared to volunteer their time
  • is passionate about the issues affecting young people
  • is communicative and able to engage young people and adults
  • is able to listen to and respect the views of young people
  • takes their responsibilities seriously
  • isn’t afraid to speak their mind
  • isn’t afraid to ask for support, advice and help if needed

Does this sound like you? Click here to nominate yourself.

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Tots ‘n’ Teens

The Tots and Teens programme is for teenage parents (up to 20 years old) in the London Borough of Sutton. The programme is accredited by JACE training and delivers qualifications in First Aid, Childcare, Food Hygiene, employability along with other units depending on the needs of the group.

We have a crèche enabling the young parents to engage in learning knowing their baby is safe on site and we incorporate parenting skills into the programme. The main outcome is to enable the parents to move into education, employment or training with support from staff and to reach their potential within a social, nurturing environment.

We are happy to carry out home visits and meet with the teenage parents to discuss the programme with them. Whilst it starts in September and we want them to participate in the whole year, we can take in-year referrals.

Please contact Suzanne Munroe on 07736 338 231 or at suzanne.munroe@sutton.gov.uk for more information or to get a place on the programme.

Click here to download our poster.

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Sutton hosts first Youth Summit

Earlier this year young people from across Sutton got the chance to tell Sutton Council and key partners exactly how they could help involve them in making decisions at the first Sutton Youth Summit.

Attendees included students from St Philomenas, Limes College, Nonsuch High School, Stanley Park High, Cheam High and Sutton Grammar School, all aged from 13 to 19.

Those attending the event at the Sutton Life Centre were able to listen and participate in a variety of talks, workshops and discussion panels. From civic participation to volunteering and much more besides, young people helped set out different ways for them to get involved.

The day’s events started with a vision for youth engagement shared by Sutton’s Youth Parliament, followed by the chance for the audience to look at how they could help turn this vision into reality. An interactive session run by Ipsos Mori using voting handsets also took place, which gave the chance to see how young people’s opinions of Sutton matched up with their adult counterparts when asked how they feel about Sutton as a place and in identifying matters that were important to them.

Young people then had the opportunity to look at four topics in some detail – leisure, apprenticeships, risky behaviors and mental health – before finally quizzing a panel made up of Aidan McNulty, Director, Talk Easy Trust; Chief Inspector Neil Tyre, Sutton Police Station; Chris Parker, CEO, Volunteer Centre Sutton, and Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council.

Council Leader Ruth Dombey said:

“The youth summit is a great way to gather young people together, encouraging them to be a full and active part of our community. We want and need our youth to be excited and motivated, not only in pursuing their own opportunities but in shaping and influencing the future of our borough.”

Elected member of the Youth Parliament, Cameron Clark said:

“This event has been about engaging young people and making them feel motivated and excited, not only about the area they live in but about the influence they can have in shaping the future of Sutton”

For information about the Youth Summit and about Sutton Youth Parliament please contact Lee Ocsko on 020 8770 5458 or email lee.ocsko@sutton.gov.uk.

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SP14: Summer Project

Finished Year 11?
Not sure where to go?
Confused about what you have chosen?

JOIN US!

For tasters in beauty, hairdressing, construction, electrics, plumbing, childcare, vehicle maintenance & music tech and trips!

Contact Lorraine to sign up or get more information!

Phone: 020 8770 6184 / 07813 990 687
Email: lorraine.dixon@sutton.gov.uk
Ben on: 07706 415 831

Click here to download our poster and timetable.

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Sutton Youth Parliament – Open Meeting

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