Angel Shed Youth Board was established in 2021 to embed youth engagement further in Angel Shed’s work, ensuring members are involved in decision making across all parts of the organisation.
Youth Board consists of 12 members, representing all four of Angel Shed’s youth membership groups (Youth Theatre 1, Youth Theatre 2, Music Collective, Dance Company).
Youth Board meet at least twice every term and discuss topics that are important to them - including workshops & performances, Race & Racial Equality, and Mental Health.
Decisions taken by Youth Board regularly lead to changes at Angel Shed. This has included changing how our projects run to include more time for research and development, and increasing young people’s involvement in backstage roles. Youth Board have been involved in the recruitment of new staff, designing marketing materials, and reviewing policies.
Youth Board planned Angel Shed's first ‘Creativity Day’ last year and we are excited that the event returns later this month!
After discussing their aims, goals and values, Youth Board wrote the following Mission Statement:
Angel Shed Youth Board exists to …
… be a kind, open, and safe space where everyone’s ideas and creativity are welcome
… allow everyone to get involved, be themselves, and be unlimited in what they do
… help Angel Shed grow by influencing decisions about its future
… maintain inclusivity for those who come from different backgrounds and have different stories
… ensure children and young people’s perspectives are heard and to add a unique, young voice to the organisation