You may ask why we are bothering to get involved but let’s face it, poverty, unemployment, drugs, sex, bullying and racism are all ordeals young people face today.
We should be part of the way forward to resolving these issues – our voices need to be heard! As a young person, being listened to properly and taken seriously is important to me.
When you are young, you sometimes think that your opinion doesn’t count for much but it really does. I have the opportunity to experience what it really means to participate and make a difference to the lives of children and young people today.