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Dudley Youth Council (DYC) is a group of local young people aged between 11 and 19 (and up to 25 for those with a disability) who represent young people’s views and work towards improving things for young people in the borough.

About us

Dudley Youth Council aims to make Dudley Borough a better place for young people to live in by:

  • Stimulating and improving joint working between young people and decision-makers
  • Developing and leading projects that benefit and improve facilities and services within the local area for young people
  • Promoting positive images of young people
  • Encouraging and supporting young people to become involved in community action
  • Acting as a voice for young people’s views
  • Developing close links with the media

Dudley Youth Council is supported with resources and staffing by the Dudley Youth Service allowing it to take an active role in the wider youth voice programme. 

Our structure

The Youth Council consists of a core committee, which includes a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Officers for Marketing, Communications and Media. Elections to these positions are held annually from within the youth council membership.

Young people who are members of the youth council have been elected by other young people as School Community Representatives, as Special Interest representatives, as Youth Police Crime Commissioners or as UK Youth Parliament representatives to represent appropriate groups who have an interest in furthering the aims and objectives of the Dudley Youth Council.

Dudley Youth Awards open 6 Nov - 27 Nov

This year has not been the easiest for anyone, we've put our lives on hold, kept our distance from family and friends and have had to adapt to an ever-changing lifestyle. Young people, in particular have faced uncertainty over their exams and their results, which has all had an impact on our wellbeing.

Some young people, however, have done extraordinary things during this pandemic, and for that, we feel that they should be recognised for their contribution over the past nine months. Maybe you know a young key worker who has put themselves on the frontline or perhaps spent a lot of time shopping for or supporting those that were isolating. Whatever they have done, we would like to know!

This year we cannot celebrate our award nominees in person at our annual event, however each recognised individual or group will have their nomination recorded and released on our social media platforms across two weeks in December.

Nominations are now open until Friday 27 November

Watch the Dudley Youth Awards Nomination video

Make Your Mark 2020 open 1 Nov - 30 Nov

Make your Mark is Europe’s largest survey of young people and is a platform for YOU to have your say.

Last year over 800,000 young people aged 11- 18 took part in Make Your Mark from across the UK, and led to the top five issues voted by young people being debated by Members of Youth Parliament in the House of Commons.

This year Make your Mark is only available online.

Watch the video made by our Members of Youth Parliament.

Nominations are open until 30 November

DYC Application – applications now open until 3 Jan 2021

Dudley Youth Council (DYC) is a group of local young people aged between 11 and 19 (and up to 25 for those with a disability) who represent young people’s views and work towards improving things for young people in the borough.

Interested in joining us?

Applications are now open for 2021 Membership.