We have recently recruited a new cohort of Ambassadors to represent The Youth Association. We are excited to see such enthusiastic young people getting involved with the organisation and bringing new ideas for the direction of our work.
Wherever possible, TYA puts beneficiaries in the driving seat and helps them to get their voices heard. That’s why half of our Board of Trustees is made up of young people and local steering groups of young people help to direct our projects in communities.
Ambassadors have an important role at TYA, where they get the chance to develop many new skills and have great new experiences; these include raising money for new projects and community groups, attending a range of events, going on trips away, and also having an input into recruiting new staff to join our team.
Our latest Ambassadors have already had their first meeting about their new roles and it was a positive start. The group are really enthusiastic and they have already brought new ideas which will have a positive impact upon all the projects that are currently running at TYA and some that will be introduced in the near future.
“I am looking forward to becoming an ambassador for The Youth Association, as it will be a great new challenge where I will learn many important new skills and I will meet loads of new people” (Natalia, 15).
For previous Ambassadors, this opportunity enabled them to step up, reach their goals and go on to successful careers. Young people who have previously been TYA Ambassadors have gone on to university and medical school or succeeded in getting their dream job because of the experiences they had while being a TYA Ambassador.