Our Youth Board (formerly Dare London)
Our youth board is collective of young people aged 16-25, who together support the work of London Youth as either Ambassadors or Advisors. They represent young people from different backgrounds, living in boroughs across the capital. Each of them belongs to a youth organisation within our network so they know firsthand the positive effect youth work has.
All of the youth board act as Young Ambassadors. They represent London Youth and their peers at parliamentary events and in the media, ensuring that youth voice is visible within the wider youth sector and beyond.
Some members of the youth board have also volunteered to take on the additional responsibility to become Young Advisors. These young people are regularly involved in organisational decision making and development throughout London Youth, such as sitting on recruitment panels and being involved with our Trustees.
Every young person on the board is passionate about representing youth people’s views, pushing for change and better opportunities for their fellow Londoners.
Young Ambassadors 2020/2021
So far this year, young people on the board have taken part in the following ambassadorial opportunities
- Shaping London Youth’s response to Youth Work Week (2-6 November)
Young Advisors 2020/2021
So far this year, young people on the board have taken part in the following advisory opportunities
- Sat on 1 recruitment panel
- Helped shape HeadStart Action through a roundtable discussion on race and identity in the UK
For more on what our youth board have been up to, please read the blog posts below. They’ve been written by London Youth staff as well as members of the youth board themselves.