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Youth Council

Youth Council is an assembly of willful young members aged fifteen to twenty five of the target groups, who volunteer their energy in committing a resolute journey for growing abilities and to create better cause for common good over the self-interest alone.

SPAN facilitates in developing the council. Council means a cabinet of willing and capable youth; who will work on enhancing their ability to challenge and create a better cause to effect a change.

Youth Councils organising awareness program on environment on the streets of Kolkata

18 youth councils having 368 youth members are active in 11 villages of South 24 parganas and Purulia districts of West Bengal, Dumka District of Jharkhand, 5 Tea Estates of Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar and 6 Urban Slums of North 24 Parganas. Youth councils are active on environment issues, they are organising Jeevan Path Sessions in 13 Primary Schools, engage as Child Rights Defenders, and participating in Gran Sabha (Gram Sansad Meeting).

It is a platform to encourage and support potential youth to achieve their fullest potential, and by doing so they will create the example first to encourage others. Members in Council should have the willingness to exercise and translate their fullest effort and become truly a CM (Change-maker).

Council is perceived to be a smaller group of young people assembled with a purposed and shared responsibilities.

Towards reducing the causes of the vulnerabilities, and to inculcate knowledge, attitude, and the right wisdom for a change in the perspective of education, economic opportunities, employment, climate and sustainability, peace, and justice, gender equality and SDG; several councils may be engaged to spearhead an enabling situation.

Youth Council Formation

Members in Council should have the willingness to exercise and translate their fullest effort and become truly a CM (Change-maker). Seven to fifteen members are mobilized in a particular community and get involved creating a better cause, is known to be the Youth Council. Several such councils could evolve out of the process in a particular community, depending upon the size of the population and severity of the causes. Members will volunteer to file their interest in opting for the responsibilities e.g. Convener, Secretariat (2 members) and a Working Group (4 members).