The FBB youth council is a group of young people who meet every month and are made up of one FBB Schools participant from each secondary school. The representatives are elected by their own group. They help steer the direction of FBB and provide new ideas for how FBB should run best to help young people. So far they have been the driving force behind FBB getting a Youth Kit and have also had a big influence over the types of reward trips that FBB do.
15 youth council members met for the first time of this academic year at Google HQ. Many of them who are typically loud and outgoing were shy at first but grew into the meeting. They voted on each FBB school group receiving an FBB kit. They will now need to think about fundraising activities to make this a reality!
Debra from Chestnut Grove Academy said “It was mad coming to a well known place like google, not everyone would get this opportunity and it was good because I have more to do with the charity and it’s not just led by the adults.”
Tom Bateman, Teacher at Lanfranc Academy and FBB Youth Council Chair “It was a pleasure to chair on the youth council. It was a lot of fun, the young people enjoyed it and they felt like they were being heard and had a sense of importance. It was great opportunity for us to get some feedback on what we (FBB) are doing in our Schools programmes.”
Abigail from Chestnut Grove Academy said “Today has been an amazing experience. It’s my 2nd year in a row being voted for youth council, now there is 15 of us which means we all have to have the patience to discuss everything that we’d like to see happen and change.”
Huge thanks to FBB’s newest trustee Richard Wheeler, Head of Partnerships at Google Play, for hosting.