Today the Yorkshire Evening Post is calling on youngsters in Leeds to make their voices heard.
We are launching our new Children’s Panel to give young people the chance to have their say on the city’s future.
Our panel aims to give children the opportunity to comment on our breaking news stories and how some of the city’s biggest developments will affect youngsters.
Young people will also be given special assignments by the YEP to show us exactly what it is like to be a child growing up in Leeds.
Yorkshire Evening Post editor Jeremy Clifford said: “We want to help youngsters to have their voices heard.
“Their opinions should be valued and listened to.
“You are the future of Leeds and we want to give you a platform to tell those people who hold influence in our city how you would like to see it develop.”
The YEP has joined forces with Leeds City Council in a major new partnership aimed at improving the lives of children in Leeds.
We are throwing down the gauntlet to encourage the city’s thriving business community and organisations to join forces to play their part in making sure children in Leeds have the best start to life.
Our Child Friendly Leeds campaign is building on the work over the last two years to make sure children in the city get the best possible start in life.
And in tomorrow’s YEP we will celebrate some of Leeds’s ultimate children’s champions who have been recognised at the first ever Child Friendly Leeds Awards.
The awards, which the YEP is official media partner to, were by organised entirely by a team of 10 youngsters to recognise the efforts of those that help to make children’s lives brighter in the city.
* To get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday, February 3.