New City College student Sarah Khanom is bidding to become her borough’s Young Mayor in order to help young people achieve success and overcome barriers.
Sarah, 17, who studies A Levels in Psychology, English and Sociology at New City College’s Attlee A Level Academy in East London, has made it to the top 15 candidates in the contest to become the Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
She is passionate about working with young people and building platforms where everyone is empowered to succeed.
Sarah, who hopes to go to university to study social sciences after her A Levels, said: “I have a vision to create a space where young people feel seen and heard – where they have the power to represent themselves and achieve their goals. I want to work to provide a platform that brings diversity together, accessibility regardless of background and abilities, and employment opportunities so that young people can be inspired to step out of their comfort zone.”
She added: “I am proposing a partnership between schools and youth clubs so that there is a support system in place as well as free enrichment activities to create well-rounded individuals.”