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Dartford Youth Council

We empower young people across Dartford to have a say and be heard.


About Us

We empower young people aged 18 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in our community, working alongside the Dartford Borough Council, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.

“The Dartford Youth Council is one of the country’s leading local youth organisations, continuing to empower often unheard voices from across the borough, with our members passionate about our joint cause in making young people heard.

I take great pleasure in leading the Council, knowing our historic impact and importance within the community. Our Spirit of Try Angle Award for Community Action is a true testament to the tenacity shown by our elected members.

Join the Friends of the Dartford Youth Council

Donate to our JustGiving Page

Our members will be taking part on a 1k+ festive walk across the borough and we invite you to donate generously to a fantastic cause. Ellenor is currently the only charity that provides hospice care for people of all ages, so we recommend a minimum donation of £3, though any amount is appreciated.

“After being a member of Dartford Youth Council, I was able to apply for Kent Youth County Council and saw this as an opportunity to express my voice and the voice of my peers on a larger platform – fortunately, my application for KYCC was successful.

Following my electoral speech, an internal election took place at KYCC and I was voted in as their Deputy Member of Youth Parliament.

All of this was possible, by initially joining my local youth council, of which I was prompted during a school assembly. If you are passionate about bringing about any sort of change at a local, county or national level, then make the first step and join your local youth council.