What is Make Your Mark?
Make Your Mark gives a unique opportunity to you, to vote on the matters you want to be addressed nationally by Youth Members of Parliament. Suffolk will also get a break-down of local results and choose the top one to take forward as a campaign for the year ahead.
Read the news article Isaac (MYP for Ipswich) wrote about Make Your Mark in our news section
Can you support Make Your Mark?
It’s a movement of over 1200 schools, colleges, youth groups and partner organisations across the UK. Register to take part at www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk
Here are the top three results for Suffolk:
1) Protect the Environment
2) End Knife Crime
A Curriculum for Life third and Mental Health came in a close fourth place.
MYPs (Members of Youth Parliament) decided unanimously that the topic which received the most votes, with a clear majority should be the focus for this year.
The campaign topic for the year ahead will be to Protect the Environment.
We would like to know more about your views on the topic so we have designed a short survey. We will use the results to plan our campaign.
Please complete the survey, visit: www.thesource.me.uk/environment
Make Your Mark has ended for 2018. Registration to take part will be open again in Summer 2019. Find out more on the UK Youth Parliament website: www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark
Would you like to hold a ballot or support Make Your Mark? Visit www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark for free resources and everything you need to know!
Download - Staff guide to Make Your Mark
Download - Poster of Make your Mark instructions
Download - Does taking part in UKYP activities benefit young people?
Find out who Suffolk's MYPs are
Why Make Your Mark matters
Make Your Mark is a chance to have your say and get government to take action on the issues you care about. Make sure you vote to have your voice heard and be part of the UK's largest youth consultation.
Natasha Graves, MYP for Ipswich, said:
Make Your Mark is an excellent activity to host across high schools, youth groups and colleges, as it gets young people engaged with making decisions on a political level. Young people are given the opportunity to have their voices heard and think about what really needs tackling by the government in their community. It also encourages young people to take an active interest in their communities and the world around them, and realise that politics isn’t boring and it does affect them.
Minister for Civil Society Brooks Newmark said:
As a father with 5 children, I know how important it is that all young people are supported to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background or life circumstances. The Make your Mark campaign, supported by government, plays an important role in enabling young people’s voices to be heard. I am delighted to support the launch of Make your Mark today and look forward to what will be a great debate in Parliament later this year.
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Find out more: www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark