The Executive Committee is a group of us who are elected to specific roles and lead the DYC in our regular meetings and for projects.
Our current 2019-20 Executive Committee consists of:
|Vice Chair||Ricky Taing|
|Web Administrator||Isobel Ibronike|
|PR Officer||Danielle Okine|
|Events Officer||Babafunto Ojo|
Omolayo is responsible for the leadership for the Dartford Youth Council, leading meetings and proposing ideas for the monthly meeting agenda. She served as the House Captain of Dartford Grammar School’s Wilson House.
She represents Dartford in the Kent Youth County Council.
Ricky has previously held the positions of Secretary and Public Relations Officer in the Youth Council, and now holds the position of Vice Chair.
He has served on the youth council since 2015 and now manages a team of thirty students at his school journalism society at Dartford Grammar School, having interviewed Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP, Former Commander of the ISS Chris Hadfield as well as other notable names.
As a student of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music’s Junior Department, Ricky is passionate about music and he currently plays with the Kent Youth Wind Orchestra, Junior Trinity Sinfonia and Wind Orchestra and the Medway Youth Orchestra.
In January 2019, Ricky was selected to attend the Spirit of Try Angle Awards Ceremony at the Ashford International Hotel to receive a county award for his contributions to music following a district award at the Bridge 4 Young People.
Zapran is currently a student at Dartford Grammar School studying for his GCSE examinations. He was selected as a Y11 Prefect following interviews.
Having served on the youth council since 2018, he has enjoyed participating in events such as the Dartford Festival and Dartford Remembrance Service as well as other fundraising events.
He has a passion for music, having toured to Dartford’s twin town, Hanau, performing on the double bass in the DGS and DGGS Symphony Orchestra at their 50th Anniversary Concert welcoming the Deputy Mayor, as well as other notable dignitaries.
Toju oversees the management of the financial affairs of the Dartford Youth Council. He has served on the Youth Council since 2015.
Isobel is currently studying A-levels in Computer Science, Physics and Maths. At her school, she is a Computer Science Prefect and a STEM leader.
Outside of Dartford Youth Council, Isobel also volunteers as a young leader at a GirlGuides group.
This year, Isobel is aiming to raise the profile of Dartford Youth Council, and increase our engage with the community. Her highlight so far with the youth council was volunteering with the Refocus Project.
In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, reading books, hanging out with her friends and watching Netflix.
Hello, I’m Danielle and I’m the elected PR Officer for DYC 2019-20. I’m passionate about the youth’s voice being heard and have thus worked with many charities such as the YMCA to make this a possibility.
I am looking forward to improve the Dartford Youth Council’s connections with other organisations which can further improve the reach of the opinions of young people.
|Vice Chair||Tom Gebbett|
|Web Administrator||David Garcia|
|PR Officer||Princess Nwafor|
|Events Officer||Danielle Okine|
|Vice Chair||Joshua Grills|
|PR Officer||Omolayo Oluwadare|
|Events Officer||Tom Gebbett|
|Chairman||Chloe Louise Gebbett|
|Vice Chair||Matthew D’Costa|
|Treasurer||Cian Gavin / Charlie Grazebrook / Dan Bui|
|Web Administrator||Joshua Grills|
|PR Officer||Ricky Taing|
|Events Officer||Omolayo Oluwadare|