Our Youth Panel is shaping change
Many young people have told us they are worried about the current cost of living; the pressure to succeed in education; challenges they or their friends have with mental health and accessing services; racism; knife crime and access to good careers.
These are big issues and concerns.
ARE wants to address some of these issues to create better futures for all young people.
One way to brighter prospects for young people is through access to better employment opportunities.
Our Infrastructure Resilience Programme, funded by the Youth Futures Foundation, is aiming to improve pathways for young ethnic minority people into good careers and employment.
The Youth Panel will be part of, and help shape, this programme.
About the Youth Panel
We have invited Black, Asian Mixed Heritage and minority ethnic young people across England to join ARE’s Youth Panel.
No experience is too big or too small. We believe young people know best when it comes to the issues affecting them.
What will it involve?
The Youth Panel will participate in a range of activities to help improve employment prospects for young Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and ethnic minority people in England including:
- Inputting into the services offered by national employability organisations
- Meeting with and learning from other young people about their career journeys and jobs
- Coming up with social media ideas, campaigns and content for our channels.
Members will be paid to share thoughts on employment and the services needed to help young people.
How do to apply?
Applications are now closed. If you missed out, but still want to get involved, you may be eligible to become a Moving on Up Ambassador.
Will I get paid?
Yes, you will be paid the London Living Wage (£11.95 per hour), regardless of where you are in the country. The Youth Panel is open to young people across England.
You will also have the chance to win a range of vouchers whilst on the panel for involvement in different activities and competitions.
Thank you to the generous funding of the Youth Futures Foundation.
We’re really excited to be part of a collective that will ensure young people and their voices [through ARE’s Youth Panel] help shape stronger opportunities for under-represented young people across England. This work will have a long-lasting, positive, and direct impact , improving the quality of life our young people and their peers”Syed Uddin, Head of Charity
Leaders in Community, London Borough of Tower Hamlets