The YEA is all about ensuring young people in Essex have a voice and that they are actually heard. In 2022 the YEA took part in the national survey Make Your Mark to find out what the biggest issue is for young people. The YEA managed to get a huge response from over 20,000 young people across Essex. Jobs, Money, Homes and Opportunities came top with approx. 4,550 votes, with Health and Wellbeing coming in close second to that. The YEA members will prioritise this as their county-wide campaign for the year.