2024 Inner South Youth Summit a success

The Inner South Community Committee held their Youth Summit at the Civic Hall Banqueting Suite and welcomed young people aged 8-17 from across the Inner South wards of Beeston & Holbeck, Hunslet & Riverside and Middleton Park.

The Children & Families Champion, Councillor Gohar Almass (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck), was proud to welcome over 140 participants from 15 schools across the Inner South Wards of the city.

The young people took part in activities including a democracy workshop, a Q&A session with local councillors and the Lord Mayor, an interactive Youth Activity Funding game and a visit to the Council Chamber to see where local democracy takes place.

Throughout the day the young people were able to interact with a wide range of stakeholders, peers and local councillors in a fun environment whilst learning the importance of democracy and what that means at a national and local level.

The event ended in the Council Chamber with an award ceremony. Everyone who attended was given a certificate and goody bag with items from notebooks to pens, water bottles and much more!

Children & Families Champion, Councillor Gohar Almass said;

“I was delighted to welcome so many young people to the civic hall to attend the summit representing different schools from the Inner South of the city. They had a great time while learning about democracy, local government and how it all functions. It was great to hear their priorities for the Youth Activity Fund.

“This generation of young people will be making decisions for the city in the future, so it was an excellent opportunity to welcome them to the civic hall and listen to their ideas and answer their questions.The feedback was very positive during and after the workshops and the summit.

“I would like to personally thank all the participants including the Leeds City Council Communities Team, Voice of Influence and Change Team, my fellow councillors, the Lord Mayor and consorts and all the organisations who participated in making the summit a great success.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Cllr Gohar Almass

Photo: Cllr Almass speaking at the Inner South Youth Summit


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