FYA Ambassdors are at the forefront of FYA, representing members and making decisions across the whole organisation. The FYA Youth Ambassador Programme directly involves and empowers young people in the running of the organisation by training a team of alumni young people to represent the voices of young people within FYA projects and be involved in organisational decisions.
The ambassadors normally meet monthly. They steer the organisation alongside our Trustee board, doing their own research and consultation activities and events to find out what young people in Camden are passionate about, conducting peer reviews with project participants to ensure our work is high standard and relevant, and supporting our programmes as young leaders and acting as peer support for new members.
The project was launched in February 2017 and you can see pictures from our ambassador teams below since.
WE ARE RECRUITING – COULD YOU BE OUR NEXT YOUTH AMBASSADOR?
If you would like to find out more about our Youth Ambassadors, or have an opportunity that they might be interested in, please contact:
Ellie Rudd, Youth Leadership Manager – email@example.com or 07923849277
Eniola – Co-Chair
Anisah – Co-Chair
Neda – Minute Taker
Khalid – Treasurer & Fundraising
Fahim – Treasurer & Fundraising Warren Centre
Mathura – Treasurer & Fundraising
Jai – Communications & Promotion
Grace – Communications & Promotion
Emilia – Communications & Promotion
Hana – Engagement and Participation – Equality & Diversity
Ose – Engagement & Participation (Environmental Impact)
Gloria – Community Engagement
Pia – Community Engagement
Tomisin – Health and Wellbeing
Nana – Health and Wellbeing
What our Ambassadors achieved 2020-2021
The team met monthly since their training in October – supporting the steering of the organisation into recovery. The Co-chairs have also attended trustee meetings, and representatives for Comms and fundraising have sat on those subgroups with trustees.
We are working with staff and trustees on the new strategy for the organisation.
Co-chair Anisah spoke at Camden New Journal’s recent livestreamed event about vaccine hesitancy related to young people.
Khalid, Mathura and Fahim completed initial funding applications and are managing the budget for the new residential – fingers crossed!
Emilia and Grace have set priorities for the comms team regarding annual awareness days we want to promote
Pia and Gloria are working on an employability page for the website to support more young people to get support and inspire potential career pathways from volunteering!
Ose and Hana have led warm up activities for the monthly meetings and are planned two fun activities – community clean up and fun day in June and are planning a team bake off for our final trip!
Anisah, Hana, Ose, Emilia and Mathura took part in London Youth City Leaders Project, with Emilia, Mathura and Ose also participating in City Leaders Futures employability programme. Emilia and Mathura were awarded special recognition award for their contributions!