Manchester Youth Council

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We are a small group of young people who are passionate about making a difference in the city of Manchester. We are known as Manchester Youth Council (MYC).  MYC is a space for young people and if there is anything that you want to achieve, we aim to make it happen. We were established in 2012 which means we’ve been around for quite a while!
MYC meet weekly to discuss the issues affecting young people. Which leads into creating campaigns for other young people across our great city. You will have the opportunity to meet with and speak to key decision makers in the City Council as well as across the city. MYC co-produces workshops and training sessions for other young people and adults. We also deliver lots of exciting events. All of this helps us to make sure that when we are voicing our opinions, we can do so in a way that will make Manchester the best city to grow up in, to get an education, to play, live and work in.

As a member of MYC, you will have an active role in making history through being actively involved in the UNICEF Child Friendly Cities programme, which you can find out more about here: Our Year UK. As well as all of this, there are lots of other amazing opportunities to represent Manchester locally, regionally across the Northwest and nationally across the UK.

All young people who join Manchester Youth Council have opportunities to develop their skills for life and record achievement on the Kloodle App. All hours with the MYC can be counted for volunteer hours for Department for Education (DfE) and other awards

Young people who join Manchester Youth Council will have opportunities to represent Manchester youth voice at local, regional and national levels. 

No experience is required to join, and we’ll give you lots of new skills, experiences and training so come and continue the legacy that is MYC! 

To join MYC you must:

  • Live in Manchester
  • Be aged between 11-17 (up to 25 with additional support needs)

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MYC can be followed on:

Twitter @mycthehive
Facebook Manchester Youth Council
Instagram ManchesterYouth Council

Who to contact

Contact Name
Youth Engagement Team

Where to go

Manchester Youth Council
Youth, Play and Participation Team
Floor 1
Town Hall Extension
Greater Manchester
M2 5DB
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Meetings take place weekly at Manchester Town Hall Extension. 

Young People and carers need to make their own travel arrangements to and from meetings.

Light refreshments are free and available at meetings


Associated Cost


Referral not required
Referral Details

Please contact Youth Engagement Team for more information. 

Other notes
Manchester Youth Council (MYC) is a diverse and inclusive group of young people from all areas of Manchester. MYC is open to all young people who live in Manchester. We welcome all young people who would like to represent any of the following areas or interests: • LGBTQ+ • Young carers • Cared experienced young people • Young people that have been home schooled • Faith groups • Young people who may have additional support or sensory needs • Youth groups • Schools and supplementary education • Uniformed organisations • Cultural organisations We welcome young people who want to have their views heard and take action to make Manchester the best it can be for young people.

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