Are you passionate about learning from the past to create a future free from hate? Aged 14-24 and looking for opportunities to develop skills and to meet and learn from other passionate young people and survivors?
The Youth Champion Programme empowers young people to take action for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) through organising their own events and raising awareness of HMD in their community and among other young people.
Youth Champions meet Holocaust survivor Ben Helfgott
'Life is about what we can do... whether we're doing something for our community or something bigger. We make the world the way it is' 
Kemal Pervanić, survivor of the Bosnian War

Attend a Youth Champion Workshop for HMD 2017

Each year HMDT holds free Youth Champion workshops for anyone aged 14-24 who is interested in organising an activity to mark Holocaust Memorial Day – 27 January. Workshops are aimed at both new and existing Youth Champions.

Attending a workshop will help you to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, subsequent genocides and of course Holocaust Memorial Day.
  • Learn how to become a Youth Champion and understand how to create a meaningful activity for your audience.
  • Find out about the 2017 theme and the free resources we provide that will help you to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in your community.
  • We’ll discuss the practicalities of organising activities, participate in interactive activities and hear tips from other Youth Champions who held their own HMD events last year.

Our workshops for HMD 2017 are:

HMDT Youth Champion Workshop - London
Saturday 1 October 2016
1pm - 4pm 
Amnesty International UK - 25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA
Eventbrite - HMDT Youth Champion Workshop London
HMDT Youth Champion Workshop - Cardiff
Saturday 15 October 2016
1pm - 4pm
Chapter Arts Centre - 40 MArket Road, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
Eventbrite - HMDT Youth Champion Workshop Cardiff
HMDT Youth Champion Workshop - Belfast
Saturday 22 October 2016
1pm - 4pm
Crescent Arts Centre 
Eventbrite - HMDT Youth Champion Workshop Belfast
HMDT Youth Champion Workshop - Edinburgh
Saturday 12 November 2016
12pm - 3pm
Eric Lidell Centre 
Eventbrite - HMDT Youth Champion Workshop Edinburgh

    Why should you get involved? 

    • You will develop your knowledge of the Holocaust and other genocides 
    • You will develop leadership and communication skills that will enhance your UCAS application or CV
    • You will make a real contribution to your local community and inspire other young people to end hatred and discrimination today 
    • Meet survivors of the Holocaust and genocide
    • Have the opportunity to volunteer at our Holocaust Memorial Day UK Event 

    What can I do?

    You can highlight to others how important it is to remember the past in order end hatred and discrimination today in a number of different ways:

    • Organise an event in your local community, school or university
    • Set up a stall in your school or university
    • Make a film on the themes of HMD
    • Run a peer education workshop
    • Develop and put on a play/performance
    • Download our Youth Champion Get Involved poster

    Get inspired

    Read about how HMD Youth Champion and Sussex Uni student Charlotte Lee harnessed the power of social media at her Holocaust Memorial Day activity.



    Interested in becoming a Youth Champion?  
    Email our Outreach Officer Jess or call the office on 020 7785 7029. 
    What is it like to be a Youth Champion?
    Email our Lead Youth Champion Josh and he can tell you about his experiences.