Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, will on Friday 15th September 2017 chair the first meeting of the new Norwich Opportunity Area Youth Board in her new position of Chair.
Chloe was appointed to the role by Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Children and Families, who praised Chloe for her “enthusiasm for your constituency and the social mobility of young people who live in Norwich.”
The new Youth Board will oversee the engagement with young people of the Government’s flagship policy to improve social mobility. This follows on from Chloe’s own Social Mobility Project, which sought to improve the life chances of young people growing up in the Norwich area. Chloe launched her project after the Social Mobility Commission's Index 2016 research indicated that these young people had some of the worst life-chances in England, and brought together representatives from local authorities, businesses, education and other sectors to consider how to help young people. She has now combined the forces of her project with the Opportunity Area.
Chloe comments ahead of Friday’s Youth Board meeting:
"I was delighted to be appointed chair to the new Norwich Opportunity Area Youth Board. I have long been passionate about improving life-chances for young people living in Norwich, and this role is all about listening directly to young people in our city so we can make real changes together.”