Newcastle Youth Council (NYC) was launched in 2010 as an independent voice for 11-18 year olds who live, learn, or work in the City. In October 2014 NYC came into Newcastle City Council and has since been supported by the Communities Team. The current Youth Councillors were elected in January 2017.
- In brief the Youth Council;
- Is made up of young people aged between 11 – 18 years of age.
- Has 22 places and Youth Councillors remain in post for a period of 2 years.
- Is issue based addressing local, regionally and nationally priorities.
- And is not a political organisation.