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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 on the BYC website.

Results 2019

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.

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.

Follow the action on Twitter via #MakeYourMark and find @UKYP on Twitter

Questions?

Find out more on the UK Youth Parliament website: https://www.byc.org.uk/uk/uk-youth-parliament/make-your-mark

Would you like to hold a ballot or support Make Your Mark? Registration opens each year in June. Visit British Youth Council website 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

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