Name: Get involved in the DYC and make a difference

Get involved in the DYC and make a difference

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2020 7:23am

Dartford Youth Council (DYC) is looking for new members to help young people's voices be heard and make a difference in the Borough.

They are inviting schools and youth groups across Dartford to elect members to attend their regular meetings and get involved!

Young people elected to DYC must be aged between 12 and 18 on 1st September 2015, and live in or attend a youth group or school in Dartford.

Youth groups can each elect three members. Schools can elect up to five members – two from years 8 and 9 and three from years 10-13.

The DYC is a non-political group and focuses on issues affecting young people around the Borough – such as school transport and mental health. They hold monthly meetings which all members are expected to attend, plus days out, residential events and social activities.

This year, the DYC have raised money for Comic Relief, launched their own 'Make Dartford Happy' campaign, helped at several events including the Dartford Festival, visited the Houses of Parliament and lots more.

DYC chair Chloe-Louise Gebbett said, "We've had a great year and have already started planning our activities for 2015/16. We'd like as many young people as possible to get involved in the DYC and help us make a difference in the Borough."

To get involved, young people can speak to their existing DYC members or citizenship teacher at school or to their youth group leader. They can also email to register their interest.

To find out more about DYC and their activities follow them on Twitter @Dartford_YC or at


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