Make an impact on your City Region
Metro Mayor’s Youth Impact is a group of individual young people and youth organisations, established in 2020. It offers young people a vital platform to have their say on the big decisions that the Metro Mayor and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority take in vital areas such as transport, economic development, housing, job and skill development, the environment, digital connectivity, and culture.
Once you sign up, you’ll hear from us about how you can get involved. You can participate in all sorts of different ways, from taking part in online discussion groups to voting in a quick poll about an issue you’re passionate about. What’s more, Youth Impact is part of Be More, the city region’s new all-in-one training and careers portal, so you’ll have access to all the latest skills and career development opportunities.
So if you live in Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens or Wirral, and are either aged between 13 and 18 (or 13 and 25 if you have special educational needs and/or a disability) or represent a youth organisation that works with young people in these age groups, then we want you on our team!
What is the difference between Metro Mayor’s Youth Impact and the Youth Combined Authority?
Metro Mayor’s Youth Impact is made up of any individual young person or youth organisation who would like to have their say on an informal basis on the work of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. After signing up, you’ll hear from us with opportunities on how you can have your say and it’s up to you which opportunities you choose to take up. You might like to complete surveys every so often, attend one-off events on a subject you’re passionate about or even just sign up to hear about what is going on.
The Youth Combined Authority (YCA) is one component of Metro Mayor’s Youth Impact. It comprises a group of around 25 young people who represent all the city region’s local authority areas. They have signed up to work with us on a more closely and meet regularly to shape the work of the Combined Authority from a young person’s perspective, through the delivery of youth-led projects. When we’re next looking to recruit members to the YCA but, when we do, we’ll be encouraging members of Metro Mayor’s Youth Impact to apply.
Why should I get involved?
- You get to have a say in major decisions that will shape your community’s future
- Our group is led by young people, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to shape how the group works and the issues it focuses on. If you’re part of a youth group or association already, it provides a platform to highlight some of the work you’ve been doing to a bigger audience.
- It gives you lots of opportunities to develop and enhance key life and job skills like communication, understanding people, problem solving, to name but a few
- Make friends and meet those with similar interests to you.
- Enhance your CV.
I am a Youth Engagement Stakeholder, wanting to hear more about Metro Mayor’s Youth Impact, who should I contact?
Register as a member of Metro Mayor’s Youth Impact and you’ll also receive our regular updates about projects and initiatives relevant to young people. We’d really appreciate it if you would share this with the young people you work with. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com.
What is Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and what is a Metro Mayor?
The Combined Authority is led by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and brings together Liverpool City Region’s six local authorities – Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral – to tackle the big issues that matter to us all, together. For more information, please click here.
I have a disability; will this stop me from being a member of MMYI?
No, we are an inclusive and welcoming group. We welcome SEND ages 13-25. After you register, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us your needs so that we can support you.
English is not my first language; will I still be able to join MMYI?
Yes, of course. Just let us know how we can support you.
Can I put being part of the MMYI on my CV?
Yes! MMYI is not just about how you can help develop our City Region but how you can develop yourself. You’ll meet lots of new people and get lots of new experiences to help you in your future.
If I need to travel or attend events, will expenses be paid?
Not all events that you may attend will be run by us so we cannot guarantee that your travel will always be paid or reimbursed. Some events may be run by other organisations. However, if this is the case, we will always give you as much information as possible so you can make informed decisions about whether you wish to get involved.