Hackney’s Young Futures commission will help amplify the voice of young people in the decisions that shape their lives. There are two chairs and two vice chairs on the commission; Jermain, Shekeila, Mishaque and Georgina. Together, with you, they want to help improve this borough for young people.

Over the next two years the Commission will look into young people’s experiences in Hackney, how they view the borough, respond to its challenges and how they feel about Council services.

Experiences will come from three distinct age groups:

  • older children (ages 10 to 12)
  • teenagers (ages 13 to 18)
  • young adults (ages 19 to 25)

Young Futures is independent of the Council and is made up of young people, people who represent the community, academic partners, experts and councillors.

Members will listen to and learn from young people’s experiences of growing up in Hackney and make recommendations to the Council and other agencies to improve the lives and life chances of young people in the borough. They will also consider the recommendations when designing or buying in the services we provide through Young Hackney.

The Commission will start by fact finding and engaging with the community and should complete this by July. After which, they will review what has been said and done and then start producing recommendations with young people before formally reporting to the Council.

If you would like to get involved, speak to the chairs or find out more information contact: info@hackneyyoungfutures.co.uk or follow them on twitter @hacyoungfutures

You can also take part in a short survey and share what you think about living in Hackney and the services on offer for young people.