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Make your mark - youth engagement

Last updated by on Wednesday, April 24, 2024


Make Your Mark is an opportunity for 11-18 year olds across the UK to have their say and vote on the issues they want to change.

More than 35,000 young people in Essex participated in this year’s Make Your Mark, which was led in Essex by the Young Essex Assembly and the Essex Youth Service. This represents a 26% turnout from the 11-18 year old demographic and within this number were contributions from 75 Essex schools and 90 youth groups.


For Essex young people the top three issues were:


  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Jobs, the economy and benefits
  • Crime and safety


You can view the full report here.


The results of Make Your Mark will influence hundreds of projects and campaigns, led by young people - for young people - across the UK.