YWF Young Ambassadors

We collaborated with the Young Westminster Foundation and its ambassadors to assist the charity in supporting the development of young people who are living, studying and working in Westminster.

We facilitated workshops to train the Young Ambassadors in expressing themselves about major issues within the community through art. As a result, the ambassadors delivered a spoken word performance at Madame Tussaud London to showcase the rampant social issues prevalent in Westminster.

I love that I was able to express myself through different forms of art.

In the month of Ramadan, You Press hosted its annual Community Dinner at Queen Victoria Seaman’s Rest, a homeless shelter at the East India Docks. The Young Ambassadors dedicated their time to volunteer at the event, serving food and socialising with the residents.

As a Young Ambassador, I’ve learned the importance of the current issues surrounding society.

We also held workshops to assist the Young Ambassadors in planning a Social Action Campaign against youth unemployment by organising an apprenticeship fair in November 2018. The ambassadors contacted various employers, organised the stall arrangement and invited other young people to network at the event.

We chose St Andrews Youth Club as the venue for the fair and named the event #ChooseYourApprenticeship. The fair connected young people with various organisations that offered opportunities to further education.

I’ve improved my ability to work alongside others, as well as assess my weaknesses and areas for improvement.

At the start of 2019, we began focusing on the individual Young Ambassadors themselves. We scheduled one-to-one meetings with them to discuss their personal development plans, identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), and set goals to accomplish by the end of the year.

The workshops gave me the opportunity to tap into my creative side.

The workshops taught me that I’m not the only one going through particular circumstances and difficulties.