Listening to young women’s views and experiences is a vital part of what we do, both to shape our work and so that that young women to be seen and heard where in matters.
Working together, we believe we can build a powerful voice to challenge discrimination and disadvantage, and improve opportunities for young women. There are a number of ways to get involved
YWT Lounge Facebook Group
The Lounge is an online space for young women who are living on low or no pay and not in full-time education to talk to each other, share opinions and experiences, give feedback on relevant issues and be kept up to date with our latest news and opportunities.
The advisory panel help us to understand what it’s like to be a young woman today. If you are aged 16-30 and have experience of unemployment, living on low pay, have few or no formal qualifications or similar disadvantage and not in full-time education, you could join our Advisory Panel.
*We're not currently recruiting for the Advisory Panel, but continue reading to find out more about what the panel is all about and be sure to check back in the new year or follow us on social media for updates about when we'll be welcoming new members*
The panel meets up twice a year at residential weekends to share ideas and shape the work of the charity (and have fun!) Members receive training in areas like public speaking, campaigning, media interviews and social media.
Members also come to meetings and events with us to share their experience and represent young women. They give us comments for our reports and research, write blogs and are interviewed for media and TV.
Become a YWT Champion
Our YWT Championd Programme provides an opportunity to support, promote and participate in the work of the Young Women’s Trust.
As a YWT Champion you will be able to participate in a range of activities including local and national campaigning, promoting our services in your area and helping raise money to support disadvantaged young women in England and Wales.
If you are interested in supporting us in this way, you could become a YWT Champion. Sign up here