Youth councils are groups of young people aged 13–17, who come together to represent young people in their local area. Nobody knows about the issues affecting young people better than young people themselves, so come along and have your say. The North Herts Youth Council is supported by YC Hertfordshire and will enable you to have your say about issues or things affecting you, either on a small scale in your area or at a national level. WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS NOW. This is your chance to get involved!
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you are from, you just need to be aged between 13 and 17 (up to 24 for young people with additional needs), and ready to jump into the best time of your life! The Ware DofE sessions are for young people in the East Herts area and are held once every three weeks on Fridays 6-8pm at the Ware Young People’s Centre (see below for dates).
YC Hertfordshire runs several different youth projects at the Pioneer Youth Centre in St Albans. You can get involved in all kinds of regular activities as well as live music events and performances. You plan the events that you want to do here! YC Hertfordshire is the new name for Youth Connexions.
If you’re aged between 10 and 17 years old, you can join a St John Ambulance cadet unit. At cadets it's all about fun, adventure and community. As a cadet you will learn first aid and how to save a life. Once qualified, cadets can put their first aid and communication skills into practice by providing first aid to the public at events and teaching first aid to other young people and adults. If you become a St John's Ambulance Cadet you will learn vital skills to be the difference between life and death in an emergency.
There's all kinds of things going on at YC Hertfordshire's Bowes Lyon Young People's Centre in Stevenage... from music and drama to table tennis and basketball! Come along and get stuck in! It's all free! YC Hertfordshire is the new name for Youth Connexions.