The Young Essex Assembly (YEA) is the elected youth council for Essex.
It is made up of 75 young people from around Essex who are aged between 11 and 19 and have been elected to represent the voice of all young people in the county and campaign to make a positive difference to their lives. As a member of the YEA members will be listened to by the County Council, your local council and by other groups working with or for young people.
How the YEA works
The 75 members of the Young Essex Assembly are elected by young people for a period of two years.
The last election was held at the end of 2010.
They meet 4 times a year at what we call Sittings. Each member is part of a smaller subgroup which will meet at least once a month.
At the moment the four subgroups are working on projects around:
- Bullying, crime and feeling safe
- Smoking, drugs and alcohol
- Schools, education and exam stress
- Negative images of young people.
Find out more
If you have any questions about the YEA or are interested in getting involved please email email@example.com
or call 01206 762923.