Dare London board members

17 August 2020

Recruitment for Dare London 2020/2021 is now closed. 

What is Dare London?

Dare London is the youth board for London Youth. A central part of London Youth, Dare London ensure the organisation is relevant and responsive to young people across the capital.

Dare London’s main activities include: 

Ensuring young people’s voices are at the heart of London Youth’s work – by helping us ensure our programmes are high quality, feeding into funding bids, and helping with staff recruitment.

Ensuring youth voice is heard within the youth sector and beyond –  by helping us to create communications content, attending events in person and online and speaking with the press and decision makers.

Meeting online every two weeks during the period of social distancing, but moving to once a month at London Youth’s offices near Old Street when it is safe to do so.

Opportunities to become more involved in London Youth’s governance and decision making. Members of Dare London can apply to become a Young Advisor and take on additional responsibilities in our trustee and committee meetings. Young Advisors will also be  mentored by one of our trustees throughout the year.

Current Dare Londoners say:

Dare London has given me the opportunity to “meet new people and take part in opportunities I wouldn’t have found anywhere else.. it’s really pushed me to step out my comfort zone” .

Dare London helps “young people to have a voice. We are the future and it’s important to show everyone we are the future and we have the right to say”.

“I’ve got to know people I didn’t know, and at a certain point it starts to change from feeling like an organisation to really feeling like a community, almost like a family”.  

“Dare London has helped me realise that I have more potential than I thought I had before… this experience has helped me to help other people grow as I’m growing” 

How to get involved

What’s in it for young people?
Influence London’s decision makers
Boost personal development and get involved in training
Take part in fun socials
Meet young people from across London
Represent young Londoners’ voices
And so much more…

Who can join the board?
Young people who are between the age of 16-24 and attend London Youth’s member organisations or have been involved with a London Youth programme

How do young people join the board?
London Youth staff and current members of Dare London will be hosting Zoom calls for all young people interested in joining the board on Thursday 27th August 2020.  To book in some time with us to find out more and join the board please fill in the online form here (please register your interest by Tuesday 25th August at 12pm at the latest so we can plan for your call in advance)

Any questions?
Contact Kadisha James-Fergus, Youth Action Delivery Officer – Kadisha.james-fergus@londonyouth.org

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