Reconstructing the Social Contract - Youth Advocate Opportunity

The Equality Trust is looking to sign-up ‘Youth Advocates’ where young people can be part of a project looking at affecting social change and learn new skills. Find out more and apply by 6pm on Monday 29th April.

 The ‘Reconstructing the Social Contract’ project is aimed at young people aged 16-25 who are interested in affecting social change.

The Equality Trust is looking to sign-up ‘Youth Advocates’ to be involved in this project. Advocates will share their own experiences and will also learn how to gather stories through engaging with their peers. Through ‘Community Reporting’ techniques, ‘Youth Advocates’ will uncover the stories behind the statistics, offering insights into how young people perceive society, work, the role of government, corporations, and the future.

As a Youth Advocate young people will become fully trained ‘Community Reporters’ and will learn how to ethically gather people’s authentic stories about their lived experience. At the end of the training there will be an opportunity to reflect, share and celebrate the stories they’ve gathered at the final presentation ceremony.

Becoming a Youth Advocate   

This will involve taking part in six online training sessions (May – July).

Training sessions will be held online via Zoom. If you do not have access to either, The Equality Trust will be able to assist in sourcing the required equipment.

Each Youth Advocate will receive £200 upon full completion of the training and will also receive a fee for each story gathered during the project.

Register interest in becoming a ‘Youth Advocate’ for this project here. Unfortunately, Youth Advocate places are very limited and completing this form does not guarantee a place on this project.