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Youth Advisory Board

Have your say. Your voice matters

Are you aged 14 – 19 (up to 25 for SEND) and want to have your say in shaping the future of making music accessible for all young people?
Then we’d love to hear from you.
We’re creating a youth advisory board to help us develop new music activities and improve existing ones

We’re putting Youth Voice at the heart of our decision-making to help generate new approaches to music education! To do this, we’re creating West Sussex Music’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB), and we need you!

We’re looking to bring together at least 10 young people on this new Youth Advisory Board, from ages 14-19 years (and up to 25 for SEN/D).

The youth advisory board works closely with our Hub Board and staff across the organisation.

You do not need any experience to apply for this role, just a passion for music and a desire to make a difference!

Where can I make a difference?

 We support thousands of young people in West Sussex to accesss, experience and enjoy the gift of music.
With your help and guidance, we can make positive changes to reach and engaage even more young people!

Young Voices In Action

Every young person has a perspective which is completely unique to their life experience so far.  For us to connect with young people across the county, it’s important that we listen to them; their wants, needs and points of view and make changes to reflect their spoken word.

Here are some well known examples of youth voice in action.

Greta Thunberg
Greta has been using her voice since she was 12 years old to influence action on tackling climate change, she organised a big school climate strike. She now uses her voice to challenge world leaders
Thandiwe Abdullah
By her 17th birthday, Thandiwe co-founded the Black Lives Matter Youth Vanguard, helped create the Black Lives Matter in Schools program & campaigned to end random police searches

Meetings will take place on Teams (online) every half term. So overall  there are six meetings spread across the year.

Meetings will be no longer than 90 minutes long.

Meetings take place online via Teams chat, we can help get you set up for the meetings too.

We would like to have one meeting per year in person. For this, travel expenses will be paid and lunch will be included.

If you’d like your voice heard complete the form below.


Your date of birth(Required)
For safeguarding purposes, we will be using your school email to communicate and circulate meeting agendas.
This will only be used if we cannot reach you by email.
Your parent / carer name [if you are under 18]
Do you commit to attending as many meetings as possible?(Required)
You might like to include details of any skills, experience, or interests you feel are relevant. E.g. Your enthusiasm for a particular style of music or musical instrument.
Max. file size: 32 MB.

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