MPower is our youth leadership group who run their own projects and campaigns to empower young people and make sure their voices are heard. They have won awards for their great achievements such as developing Markfield’s amazing adventure playground. They have also developed great projects for training disabled young people in Inclusion and Leadership.
MPower is for young people aged 14 to 25 with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities who are passionate about young people having a say in decisions that affect them and are willing to work together with other young people to make things happen. The group currently have funding to meet every other week, on Thursdays 6.30pm – 9pm from January to March 2017 It is free to join MPower
In 2015 MPower hosted an event with local councillors and local authority representatives to discuss issues facing young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities as they transition to adulthood.
“The event was good because I got the views of young people which were really interesting and made me think.” (Sean May Strategic Lead Manager, Haringey Youth, Community and Participation Service)
In 2017 MPower will be working together to complete funding applications and planning projects. MPower need to secure ongoing funding so that they continue their important work.