Hundreds of young people join Islington's Youth Council for #YouthFest19: Young Mayor Lydia Banjo (centre) with members of the Youth Council

09 Apr 2019

Hundreds of young people join Islington's Youth Council for #YouthFest19

More than 190 young people attended the first #YouthFest19 event developed and organised by Islington Youth Council to showcase some of the exciting activities available for free in the borough.

The event held at Lift Youth Hub in White Lion Street on Friday 5 April, was a fun, informative and practical session featuring technology and art workshops, careers advice and free gym sessions.

Young Mayor Lydia Banjo said: "The Youth Council organised #YouthFest19 so that we could bring young people together and show them some of the amazing opportunities available for young people in Islington. It has also been a good way to get different young people from all over the borough together in a fun and safe place."

The event was developed in partnership with the Safer Neighbourhood Board, Ben Kinsella Trust and Youth and Community teams in the council, and in discussion with Islington Youth Councillors as part of their #StayingSafe priority.

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Families said: "It was great to see how much hard work our Youth Council had put into the day - and because it was designed by young people, for young people it really paid off. Hundreds of young people from the borough came along to find what's on offer for them in Islington."

"In the current climate, it's really important that young people are able to get together in a safe place and first and foremost have a good time. It was brilliant to see young people finding out how to access employment support, advice and other great services for free."

As part of Islington's ongoing work to become the best place for young people to grow up, we want to make sure young people are safe. YouthFest is one of the ways we are promoting all the good things there are about being a young person growing up in Islington.

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