Young Women’s Panel
The Young Women’s Trust Advisory Panel is a group of 30 young women, aged 16–30, from across England and Wales, with experience of living on low or no pay.
They meet twice a year at residential weekends away where they take part in workshops, discussions, fun activities and training.
They also have the opportunity to take part in exciting opportunities like writing blogs, meeting politicians and coming to events – it’s all flexible so you can do as little or as much as you want.
Why Should You Join?
- Meet other young women with similar experiences
- Improve your confidence and self-esteem
- Get support and training in public speaking, communication skills, campaigning, social media and more
- Get a reference from the charity
- Get a certificate
- Stand up for young women and help us to create change
Who Can Join?
We are looking for young women aged 16-30 with current or very recent experience of living on low or no pay.
This could mean you’re unemployed, in low paid work or insecure work (like zero hours contracts). You might also be a young mum, have caring responsibilities, not have many qualifications, be a care leaver or have experienced other barriers to work.
What Happens at Residential Weekends?
All of your travel, accommodation and meals are paid for, childcare is provided.
On Saturday you get to know each other and have workshops and sessions talking about issues affecting young women. In the evening there is a fun activity, in the past we’ve had a film screening, a Beyoncé dance workshop and poetry writing - then we all have dinner together.
On Sunday you get training in a topic like public speaking, social media or how to be confident. Then everyone heads home!
“The weekend was totally chill and I enjoyed it.” - Advisory Panel Member.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some FAQs for more info or check out the video below.
Sign up to the YWTAP
We are currently looking for young women from outside of the London area to join the YWTAP.
If that's you and you'd like to join or learn more, then please complete the form below and someone will be in touch.
In order to join you must have current or very recent experience of the following:
- Few or no formal qualifications
- NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) aged 16-24
- Long-term unemployment (aged 25-30)
- In and out of low-paid employment