Thursday, 6 August, 2015

We are pleased to announce the launch of our HMDT Youth Board.

This fantastic opportunity will enable 12 young people from across the UK to develop, review and evaluate the progress of our HMD Youth Champion programme

The Youth Board will provide HMDT with a unique sounding board to discuss the development of our Youth Champion programme so that it continues to provide young people with the knowledge, skills and opportunities that they want. It will be a brilliant opportunity for young people to develop their leadership skills and meet like-minded people.

What is involved?

Successful applicants to the Youth Board will commit to being a member from September 2015 to August 2016. 

During this time, they will:

  • Commit to three group Skype calls with other members of the Youth Board to develop, plan and evaluate the Youth Champion programme
  • Create one Youth Champion Voices newsletter with another member of the Youth Board
  • Attend a Youth Champion workshop (if possible)
  • Feed in their ideas about a Youth Champion campaign for HMD 2016
  • Promote the Youth Champion programme
  • Regularly update the Youth Champion Facebook groups
  • Recruit five new Youth Champions
  • Lead an HMD activity for HMD 2016
  • Contribute to the HMD Youth Champion blog

How do I apply?

We are looking for one Youth Board member to represent each nation and region across the UK:

Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Greater London, South East, South West, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, and Yorkshire & Humberside

We are looking for enthusiastic existing Youth Champions or young people who have taken an active role in an HMD activity, to apply to be on the Youth Board. To be successful, young people must have an interest in Holocaust and genocide commemoration, and commit to being a HMD Youth Champion.

Young people should outline in their application the following:

  • How they fit the criteria of a Youth Board member
  • Demonstrate why they are the right person to be a member of the Youth Board
  • State what they would bring to the Youth Champion programme and why it would benefit by having them on the Youth Board
  • Explain why they want to be on the Youth Board

Applications can take one of two forms:

  • A written statement of no more than 500 words
  • A short video no more than 3 minutes (this can be filmed on a phone, camera or webcam)

If you have any questions about the Youth Board then please email

Deadline for applications is 12pm (noon) on Monday 7 September, please send completed applications to