Young people who want to raise their voice and have a say in Croydon’s future can now apply to be the borough’s next Young Mayor.
Plans to keep young people at the heart of local democracy and amplify youth voice in Croydon were given the go-ahead this week. Following the success of the borough’s first Young Mayor election last year – which saw 12,000 young people aged 11-18 head to the ballot boxes – the council has pledged to make the office permanent.
Ambitious youngsters have won funding to make their ideas become reality after successfully pitching plans to benefit their community to Croydon’s Young Mayor and his panel. Young Mayor William Awomoyi, Deputy Young Mayor Shea Williams and their panel of youth cabinet members have awarded funding to three exciting new initiatives, developed by young people to benefit other young residents.
Young people in Croydon can apply to make their ideas and projects become reality by pitching to the new Young Mayor’s Fund panel, Dragon’s Den-style. Selected applicants will have the opportunity to present proposals that could benefit other young people in Croydon to the ‘dragons’ - Croydon Young Mayor William Awomoyi, his deputy Shea Williams and youth cabinet members.
Croydon’s young people have elected William Awomoyi to be the borough’s first ever Young Mayor and a new voice for London’s largest youth population.
Candidates still have time to submit their application to become Croydon’s first ever Young Mayor before nominations close on Monday 5 Feb 2018.
Nominations are now open for London’s largest youth population to elect their first Young Mayor.