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Young Commissioners toured Oru Space, explored their upcoming community garden, brainstormed ideas for its development, and enjoyed a relaxing community meditation class to de-stress during exam season.

The Young Commissioners meeting every fortnight in term-time to help make a difference in Sutton. In their latest session, we arranged for local community artists, Team Imagineers, to do a short workshop so the young people could share some ideas for what to include in the new massive mural being made in Sutton.

As Volunteer Centre Sutton is one of the Mayor of Sutton’s two chosen charities for 2023-2024, the Young Commissioners co-created an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Saturday as a fun fundraising activity.

Tackling the challenges faced by young people’s mental health.

Two of our Young Commissioners were invited to be part of a panel and to discuss how the Council budget is supporting young people's priorities of the cost of living, safety, inequalities and mental health.

In partnership with Sutton Council, Volunteer Centre Sutton is supporting an awareness campaign for Child Exploitation Awareness Week 18-22 March 2024.

The Sutton Youth Summit, held on Thursday 16th November 2023, was a resounding success, drawing over 80 young people and 20 adults from the community.

Our Young Commissioners were given the opportunity to speak to Paul Scully, MP for Sutton and Cheam, Parliamentary Minister for London and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy).

Get ready for the Sutton Youth Summit 2023: cost of living, safety, inequalities, mental health.

As they prepare to enter university, we say goodbye and good luck to three of our remarkable Young Commissioners: Sudipta, Ela, and Anusha.

The Young Commissioners were delighted to be invited to the Mayor's Parlour for refreshments and cakes.

On Thursday 29th June, the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership Board in Sutton invited young people to present their findings.

On Thursday 15th June, the first Sutton Youth Board meeting took place, bringing together a diverse and representative group of young people from Sutton.

Young people have always been a catalyst for change and progress, and in Sutton, the power of young people is truly making a difference.

The Joint Sutton School Councils meeting took place on the 29th March and the theme of the meeting was on personal safety.

The Young Commissioners were delighted to have been invited to attend the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Meeting on Political Literacy.

The Young Commissioners have created a social media campaign to raise awareness of the issues.

Sutton’s Race Equality Conference took place on Thursday 9th February, hosted by Community Action Sutton. The Young Commissioners were delighted to have been asked to attend to find out more.

Navani, one of the Young Commissioners, will be writing regular blogs on what they get up to in their fornightly meetings

White Ribbon Day was on 25th November this year and marked the beginning of 16 Days of Action against gender-based violence.

Our Young Commissioners met ahead of London Voter Registration Week 2022 to brainstorm messages that they want to share with young people

Sutton’s Young Commissioners were delighted to welcome over 50 people (of which 35 were young people) to their Youth Voice Summit on Thursday 22nd September at Sutton Library

Volunteer Centre Sutton is delighted to announce that the charity has achieved the London Youth UK Youth Bronze Quality Mark Award for 2022 to 2025.

Our Young Commissioners help shape Healthwatch Sutton's recent survey into young people and mental health