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‘Young Trustee’ Training

Did you know the average mean age of a Charity Trustee is 57?

And a fewer than 30 trustee’s, out of a total of 810,000, are aged under 18?

The Children’s Rights Unit are offering 10 young people aged between 15-25 the opportunity to take part in FREE training to equip them with the essential skills and knowledge to sit on Trustee and Management Boards and receive a ‘Preparing to be a Board Member’ AQA Qualification.

This training is part of a bigger ‘Youth in Governance’ Project, coordinated by a young volunteer, to improve the presence and perception of young people in high level decision making. Boards are elected members who come together to oversee the work of a charitable organisation and it is vital young people’s voices are heard at this management level, especially when the organisation primary role is to support or work with children and young people.

Young Trustee’s and Board Members bring:

• Energy and enthusiasm to the services you provide having experienced them first hand,
• Fresh and innovative ideas,
• A contemporary set of skills and experience – e.g. understanding of social media,
• Opportunities to hear the youth perspective and service user’s voice.

Monday 1st, Thursday 4th, Monday 8th, Thursday 11th, Monday 15th and Thursday 18th December 2014
4.30pm – 6.00pm
Children’s Rights Unit, 36 Orchard Street, Neath. SA11 1AH
Snacks will be provided and public transport costs can be reimbursed.
(Thursday 18th December will be a Christmas celebration.)

If you are a young person or a Trustee Board looking to engage young people in the management of your organisation please get in touch with the Children’s Rights Unit on 01639 323030 or by emailing [email protected]

Please note spaces are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

22 October 2014