- YCAB Newsletter March 2017 (PDF, 1.6MB)
- YCAB Newsletter April 2016 (PDF, 270KB)
- YCAB Newsletter December 2015 (PDF, 381KB)
- YCAB Newsletter October 2015 (PDF, 381KB)
- YCAB Newsletter July 2015 (PDF, 308KB)
Minutes of meetings
- May 2017 (DOCX, 65KB)
- June 2017 (DOCX, 21KB)
- September 2017 (DOCX, 65KB)
- November 2017 (DOCX, 64KB)
- December 2017 (DOCX, 65KB)
What has YCAB been doing?
In 2017, young people in MK chose Life Skills as their most important issue. Life skills are elements that are essential for young people to learn in order to be well prepared for adult life.
For this campaign YCAB has...
- Lobbied the Open University to create online courses. Unfortunately nothing has happened on that
- Researched websites (see below) that young people might find useful
- Created a summer programme of workshops that young people can sign up to
How to Survive Life - Summer Programme
There are eight different courses to choose from. You can choose which ones you want to do, for free. We just ask that if you can't make it, please let us know so that someone on the waiting list gets the opportunity. We hope that you find these courses useful. Summer Programme 2018 (PDF, 933KB)
Nominations for MK YCAB 2019-2021 have now closed.
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Youth Cabinet Past events and achievements
YCAB have been awarded £30,000 of funding for the next three years, giving the Youth Cabinet full responsibility over their budget so they can prioritise and make decisions directly. Read more about YCAB funding.
Pizza and politics
Then newly elected YCAB members arranged to meet with councillors to discuss issues raised in the 2017 youth elections and share pizza and cake. In small groups YCAB
members discussed mental health, education and bullying amongst other issues.
MK Council Budget Consultation 2017
YCAB collected 121 questionnaires completed by the youth of MK on the 2017 budget. Responses were analysed and three topics that were mentioned frequently were the All in One Card, green spaces and park land. This information was then written into a formal report and sent to the MK Council for further analysis. Five members of YCAB attended a full council meeting on the Budget and spoke on behalf of MK’s young people to make sure their voices were heard.
Don’t Hate – Educate
More than 50 young people gathered in the Council Chamber in August to talk about how to tackle racism, prejudice and religious intolerance. The event also included workshops hosted by local people from the Tamil and Middle Eastern Islamic communities, as well as one on Jewish culture.
See Sense Stop Bullying
YCAB launched a series of striking posters as part of their 'See Sense, Stop Bullying' campaign in October 2016. The campaign, which also includes stories from those who have been bullied, focuses on key bullying issues facing young people today: race and religion, lesbian, gay and bi-sexual (LGBT) and disability. Read more about the See Sense, Stop Bullying
Votes at 16
YCAB members have attended Council meetings to inform adults of the right for young people to be able to vote in local national elections.
YCAB Scavenger Hunt
In 2017, YCAB encouraged more young people to uses the buses by creating a scavenger hunt on Arriva's bus routes. 32 people took part, each were given a free goodie bag and a free day bus ticket, collecting stamps at certain stops across the city. The winners of the hunt were Jessica Martin and Jessica Greasby who both received a £50 shopping voucher kindly donated by Arriva.
Last Updated: 1 August 2019