Two young adults explained why more of their peers are expected to attend Northampton’s third annual Youth Summit at the Guildhall next week.
The conference is designed for young people and led by young people and will be opened by the Mayor of Northampton, Rufia Ashraf.
This year’s theme is “healthy lifestyle” while dealing with cyberbullying will also be discussed at the event from 3 pm to 6 pm on Thursday, November 11 and from 10 am to 2:30 pm the following day.
Young leader and summit organizer Lissy said: “We know that these two topics are really important for young people. We want them to know that they are not alone.
“Together we can face these problems and as individuals we can become stronger.
“The day we are planning will be very interactive with lots of opportunities for young people to engage and talk. And of course there will be a free lunch.”
The summit is facilitated by a diverse team of young leaders who worked together to structure the day.
It will include games and activities, the Free2Talk radio club, workshops and a lunch. There will also be a question-and-answer session to end the day in the boardroom.
Another young leader and summit organizer, Paige, added, “There is going to be a lot to do. Each booth will have activities for young people and we will be broadcasting our radio show throughout the day.
“The major themes will be dealt with in workshops. It’s going to be great and I can’t wait.
West Northamptonshire union adviser Danielle Stone said it was important to hear from young people at events such as the Youth Summit, which she helps organize.
“Our young people have gone through a terrible time over the past 18 months with Covid and interruptions in their education,” she said.
“This day will be a celebration of all that is resilient and good in our youth. “
For more details or to book a booth or youth group at the summit, email Zoe Robinson, Youth Leader of the Association of Northamptonshire Youth Clubs (NAYC). [email protected] or counsel Stone on [email protected]