BYC has a network of young media spokespeople from across the UK who are keen to engage with journalists. Each is able to talk in detail about BYC, our campaigns and their own experiences across a range issues that concern young people. For more information contact our press office on 0207 250 8376 or email


Our key spokespeople are:

Chair _mitadesai Mita Desai, BYC Chair

Mita is  a Social Policy graduate who first signed up to a youth service when she was 16, and has since been constantly inspired by the power young people have to make a  difference. She was an ambassador for Britain in the 2009 European Youth Exchange [programme, a delegate for the 2010 World AIDS Conference in Vienna, represented Birmingham University in UK debating tournaments, managed a camp for disadvantaged young people in New York, and was first elected on to the BYC board of trustees in 2012. She received an Outstanding Contribution award for her decication to mentoring with charities such as PASS, The National Citizen Service, DebateMate and Envision, and in May 2013 won an Institutional Employee of the Year award after he  role in marketing a Universality careers course led to a record enrolment rate. Mita currently works developing the curriculum for NCS with The Challenge.

Chante Joseph, Vice Chair (Campaigns and Communications)

Board _chantejosephChante is currently interning at the Bank of England on her Gap Year, Chanté is passionate about Youth Social Action and the British Youth Council. Before becoming a trustee Chante was on the first Youth Select Committee and was an MYP for two years. She works with Step up to Serve as an ambassador and a member of their communications team. In addition to this, she works with a range of organisations including the British Youth Council as a volunteer campaigner and Vice Chair of participation and development. She is a member of the Vinspired's  Team V as a young leader and One Big Community as Volunteer. In her spare time she acts as the chair of trustees for a small organisation called 'The Angels Initiative' and charities such as Mentor UK and Alcohol Concern on their youth boards. Prior to this she was the Member of Youth Parliament for Brent representing the area in the annual House of Commons debate for two consecutive years and once as a debate lead. 


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