My Life My Say

A youth-led, non-partisan charity on a mission to empower young people to participate in democracy. 

Email: info@mlms.org.uk

Phone: +44(0)330 133 0353

Registered Charity in England and Wales: 1167431

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What We Do

We make politics fun and inclusive to those who wouldn't ordinarily engage in traditional forms of democracy. 

MLMS seeks to represent the views of young people to stakeholders and decision makers at a local, national and international level.

Aims to inspire, empower and connect young and socially excluded citizens to lead change, by providing with them with the platform to shape society.

Consulting

We offer consultancy services to Governments, corporates and third sector organisations to help provide invaluable insight from young people.

"MLMS has a unique and innovative way of engaging youth views" ​

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Democracy Café

Democracy Café is our reinvigoration of the 17th century coffee house tradition where members of society would gather and discuss local issues.

Working together with partner organisations, we hosted 83 events in coffee shops across the UK and Europe. These events brought together diverse members of the local community who do not usually interact with each other, to discuss the most pressing issues of the day, as well as possible solutions. This model brings a social buzz back to coffee shops and makes them a place where communities can come together and engage in meaningful discussions. 

 

Advocacy

MLMS seeks to represent the views of young people to stakeholders and decision makers at a local, national and international level.

 

This work is based on the inception of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Better Brexit for Young People (BBYP), which acts as a structured engagement platform between young people and decision-makers to ensure that youth voice is at the heart of the Brexit negotiations.

 

As a non-partisan charity, we aim to ensure that we are inclusive of all the different political opinions and that is why we are extremely proud that our APPG has 42 cross-party parliamentarians as registered members.

 

The APPG-BBYP published two reports with the London School of Economics which received wide media coverage across the UK and Europe. On the back of publishing both reports, the MLMS team met with the EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier and his team, as well as leading members from the EU Council and Brexit steering group at the European Parliament.

 

 

Common Futures

Forum

The Common Futures Forum (CFF) aims to inspire, empower and connect young and socially excluded citizens to lead change, by providing with them with the platform to shape society.

 

Launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in November 2018, the CFF brought together those at the forefront of the tech, business, politics and society: from cultural icons, influencers to decision-makers.

 

The Forum gathers young people, world leaders, visionaries, policymakers and academics annually to establish a new approach to economic, political and community life.

 

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