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YOUR VOICE
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An initiative by Southend YMCA to give young people a voice.
  What matters to you?
Are you aged 10-24 and want your voice to BE HEARD?
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We want young people to be able to express their views, experiences and ideas about the world we live in not just locally but nationally and globally. We have researched current petitions and surveys for you to have your say on what is important to you... 

 

Local Town & Environment:

Have your say on the future of South Essex

www.YourSaySE2050.co.uk

Give feedback on Southend Borough Council recycling services

https://veolia.arpsurveys.co.uk/index.php/573879?attribute_1=SBC

Equality & Justice:

Review the use of force against BAME people by the police

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/329599

 

Implement recommendations from previous reports into racial inequality in the UK

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/327671

 

 

Create an Official Racial Offenders Register/Scheme

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/328115

 

 

Add education on diversity and racism to all school curriculums

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/323808

 

 

Require all police officers to take Anti-Racism education

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/324879

 

 

Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/324092

 

 

Improve Maternal Mortality Rates and Health Care for Black Women in the U.K.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/301079

 

 

Introduce Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300105

 

 

Making the UK education curriculum more inclusive of BAME history

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/323961

Equality & Justice Continued...

Create an independent investigatory commission to help protect ethnic minorities

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/323867

 

 

Pay Slavery Reparations to all Caribbean & African Descendants

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/325237

Make Anti-Racism training mandatory in all UK workplaces

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/324896

 

 

Introduce Gender and Race equity for GCSE English Literature set texts

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/324934

 

 

Mandate regular anti-racist training for all teachers

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/326047

Health & Wellbeing:

Campaign to change attitudes to body image and help us put health above appearance:

https://www.berealcampaign.co.uk/resources/body-image-pledge

 

Require universities to educate staff and students on unconscious bias

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/325635

Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300073
 

Give non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/305129
 

Cancel HS2 and use the money for the NHS and local economies, post Covid-19. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/311642
 

Incentivise NHS staff during the COVID19 outbreak by making wages untaxable https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/304595
 

Reduce student debt for student nurses and midwives https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300079

"I am delighted that SYMCA has been awarded this funding, Its a really exciting time for the Youth Board who have been involved in the consultation and planning process of FYV for the past 6 months. 

Originally the project was entitled Our Voice Our Passions Our Future, but as the project has evolved we decided the name was a bit too long, so we have chosen to call the project  Find Your Voice - FYV (pronounced 5)  however young peoples voices, passions and futures are still very much at the heart of everything we do!"

-Rachel Roach, Chair of Youth Board

Meet The FYV Team

Click below to view their 1 minute bios!

Rachel
Andy
Bobby
Eugene
Lucy
Marion
Emily
Sue
Alice
Davey

Want to be a part of something special?

Contact the YMCA today about this project...

Email: fyv@southendymca.org.uk

Phone: 01702 431 676 / 07854 790 925

Project Lead: Sacha Edwards