A FORUM for young people is looking for voices from Sunderland.
The North East Youth Network (NEYN) wants to tackle the issue of youth unemployment with an 18-month project called Reducing the Gap.
Led by young people, it aims to influence government policy through a number of initiatives and campaigns.
The NEYN is now looking to recruit new members aged 13 to 25 to work together on the project, which has been funded by the Millfield House Foundation.
Young people from across the North East are welcome to get involved and will get the chanced to meet new people from different areas, have a voice on a regional and national level, develop their skills and CV and attend events across the country.
The project meets once a month. Refreshments are provided when attending meetings, and events and travel costs are included.
The NEYN would also like to hear from youth groups that are developing projects and initiatives on the issue of youth unemployment.
Anyone who wants to get involved should call Neil at the Regional Youth Work Unit on 440 4410, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.