Rainbow Power Youth Council

In September 2017 we launched our first ever youth council. Six young people successfully applied to represent their peers for the 2017-18 academic year and ensure we had a strong youth voice.

Members met termly and have been involved in shaping our strategic approach and delivery.

Rainbow Power reps have assisted with promotional activities across Wandsworth Borough, in order to help raise the profile of The Gap youth club, Free2talk mentoring service, Proud Parents group and our Family Fun Days. They have also supported us at events, most recently at our stall with Battersea Sport in the Park!

They have been ambassadors at The Gap youth club each week, welcoming new members and encouraging participation in activities. 

Reps attended our Directors meeting in January 2018 and provided invaluable input into our service delivery discussion with a number of their suggestions now in place, including pronoun labels at The Gap youth club.

Rainbow Power also worked alongside the borough-wide youth council to improve the reception area of the local CAMHS service. They visited CAMHS on several occasions and provided feedback on ways to ensure the building was more welcoming to LGBTQ+ young people. 

We are now in the process of recruiting the new membership for the 2018-19 academic year.

Past and present Gap youth club members and Free2talk mentees are welcome to apply. Following the initial September intake, we will have a rolling recruitment enabling members to join at any stage.

We are delighted to announce that we have received funding via the London Community Foundation #iwill grant enabling us to run weekly council meetings and deliver an exciting, youth-led social action project to tackle LGBTQ+ inequality....watch this space!!

For more information and to request an application form, please contact Nicki Ryan: nicki@free2b-alliance.org.uk | 07884 425 408

Rainbow Power reps:

"I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to help direct & administer Free2B's services....I will always treasure the experience of being able to give something back..."

"I have been able to contribute to a better Gap experience..."

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