An Interview With Our Youth Board

“I got involved with the Tender Youth Board because the subject of healthy versus unhealthy relationships is something that affects everyone my age, so I can personally see the need for, and the brilliant effect of, Tender’s work. I love how Tender actively tries to prevent the issue in a way that immediately helps change lives, and it’s amazing to feel like a proper part of that at the Youth Board.” -Hannah Lily Lanyon – Youth Ambassador and Youth Board member since 2011

The Youth Board are valued members of our team, we love to hear your opinions, experiences and ideas about issues relevant to you. Our current faction have different ages, backgrounds and genders with a similar drive for change. We are always looking for new members and would love to hear your thoughts.

Our Youth Board features young people aged 14 to 25 who are interested in activism and/or prevention of domestic and sexual abuse. You are able to use your skills to promote prevention of domestic violence in new and accessible ways.

We meet once a month, and keep updated online continuously, to discuss current issues, new projects and updates from the Tender team. Through this experience you will be able to learn firsthand how charities work while gaining valuable experience in charity management, campaigning, media, communications, lobbying and advocacy.

Working with Tender allows you to create your own campaigns. Past campaigns include: Stand Up World Cup, Valentine’s Day, Back to School and Ten for Tender. Youth Board member Hannah Lily Lanyon even talked at Tender’s annual lecture about being brave.

If you are interested in working with a non-profit, passionate about domestic violence prevention or just want to explore your creative side, our Youth Board is the perfect opportunity.

If you would like more information about the meetings or Tender in general, contact Mary at 02076974278 or mary@tender.org.uk.

At our last Youth Board meeting members shared their thoughts on why they joined, what they hope to gain and what, about Tender, caught their attention. Their answers were so fantastic we thought we would share them.

How did you hear about Tender?

What aspects of Tender caught your attention? 

What do you hope to gain from this experience? 

Blog and interview conducted by Tender Intern Seana Stevenson.

Seana Stevenson hails from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and went to school for English and Journalism at the University of King’s College. She spent the last two and a half years photographing arts based events and working in social media in Vancouver, British Columbia before moving to England to work for us!

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