2022 has been an exciting year for Make Your Mark. For the first time we made the bold move to combine the UK consultation with Member of Youth Parliament elections in order to streamline the way in which we hear young people’s voices. This approach was a big step and would not have been possible without the ongoing support from dedicated Local Authority workers across the UK. Despite the changes in way the vote was held, what remains the same in 2022 is our gratitude and appreciation to the young people who took part, the schools, colleges and youth groups who supported the process and our funders The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Children in Need and The National Lottery Community Fund. Finally, we would like to thank our partners who have helped facilitate the consultation; the Education and Engagement Team at UK Parliament and the Centre For Youth Impact.
We would also like to thank our current Members of Youth Parliament and Steering Group who have guided this new process from start to finish seamlessly. Without their dedication and tenacity, Make Your Mark would not be possible.