Two of Luton’s top youth consultants are calling on youngsters aged between 14 and 25 to become role models for the town’s young people.
Luton Youth Network chair Montell Neufville and former Marsh Farm Youth Forum chair Courtney Manning have years of experience in the field.
Now with the backing of Awards for All and support from Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation, they are hoping to recruit the next generation of youth leaders.
Montell said: “We know that many young people in town do not have a good image, they are known for all the wrong reasons.
“Some are at risk of getting involved in gang violence.
“What we aim to do is engage them in positive activities around music, sport, art and new technology and to tackle issues which are important to them.
“We’ll be running a series of workshops at Lea Manor Youth Club, starting with What is a Youth Leader and project management, showing them how to plan and organise.
“We’ll ask them to think of an idea and pitch it to the others, then give them a budget and let it run for six months.”
Courtney added: “We’re looking for about 40 young people from all backgrounds and ethnicities.”
Anyone who’d like to take part should email Youthlink@outlook.com