Young People in Hull have selected the city’s fourth Young Mayor.
Amaya Newman from Ron Dearing UTC was appointed following a selection day attended by 16 young people. The young people were set a team challenge and planned and made a speech in their bid to be the next Young Mayor for Hull.
For the first time a Deputy Young Mayor has also been appointed; Germaine Omar from Kelvin Hall will take up this role for the year ahead.
All the young people who attended will be invited to join Amaya and Germaine as they work with Hull Young People’s Parliament to reach more young people in the community.
Councillor Linda Tock, Portfolio Holder for children’s services said: ‘Each young person’s speech was full of hope and insight for young people’s futures in Hull. I have been inspired by the ability of our young people to communicate and articulate their passions. Once again, it’s good to see young people involved in politics and helping to make the city a better place for all young people.
“Congratulations to Amaya, and to Germaine as our first Deputy Young Mayor!”
Ron Dearing UTC Principal Sarah Pashley said: “We’re incredibly proud of Amaya for being appointed to this role. It’s a wonderful opportunity and will hopefully help to inspire other young people.
“We actively encourage our students to embrace opportunities and experiences alongside their studies to broaden their horizons and this is a perfect example of that.
“This role will undoubtedly support Amaya to further develop her confidence, leadership and communication skills which are all invaluable life and employability skills. It will also enable her to give back to the local community – something she is passionate about.
“We wish Amaya every success and know she will do a fantastic job.”
Amaya and Germaine will be in post for the next 12 months working with the council’s Voice and Influence team, other young people and decision-makers to promote the interests of young people in the city.