About Us

We are YWF’s team of young people aged 16-25. We all live or study in Westminster and we are passionate about making a difference! We want to help make Westminster a better place for our friends and families.

We meet once a month at Victoria Business Library – a chance to meet new people and learn skills from research, to social action to podcasting. We help the Foundation by going out and speaking to other young people about what it’s like to grow up in London, supporting each other to speak up on issues we care about.

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What have we done so far?

  • Finding out what’s important to us – we interviewed over 100 young people to help create the Our City, Our Future report. A chance for our views to be heard by people in power
  • Amplifying youth voice – we joined the YWF grants panel to help decide how £300 000 should be spent for young people in Westminster
  • Meeting local employers – we’ve presented at events, secured internships and built our confidence for future jobs
  • Theatre trips and social events – we regularly explore culture together in the borough

Why Join?

Gain valuable new skills and meet like-minded young people from across Westminster

Get paid London Living Wage (£11.05/hour) for taking part and attending sessions

Inform and influence what’s on offer for young people in your local area

Attend fun events and meet business professionals and politicians

Help us raise awareness of Young Westminster Foundation and generate funds for youth clubs

Get matched with a trained mentor from Westminster Befriend A Family

Be the first to hear about new spaces to join us as a young ambassadors

What’s coming up in 2022?

Meeting 4.30-6.30pm, every last Thursday of the month

18 February: Meet local MP Nickie Aiken

24 February: Find out more about securing a mentor and take part in a climate change project from King’s College London

31 March: Peer Research training – and introduction to interview skills, creating surveys and conducting research

Date TBC: Focus group ​- share your thoughts about living in Westminster ​and your ideas for the future

26 May: Storytelling and vlogging training –  ​ gain confidence in using your voice where it matters.

30 June: Our City Ambassador Training ​– develop your campaigning and communication skills

Summer: Trips to the Houses of Parliament and a West End Theatre show

If you have any questions, please speak to your lead youth worker, or contact Beverly from YWF on 07426 217044