The Old Library Youth Management Team (OLYMT) is run and has been developed by young people for young people who use the Old Library Youth Club. (link)
It was set up by a team of 8 young people in 2013 to represent the views of young people, giving them the opportunity to be heard on their ideas, opinions and needs. This created a space where young people can discuss issues faced by them and work with staff to implement the necessary support mechanisms and programmes to address the identified needs, in addition to engaging with decision-making, such as programme planning and youth worker recruitment.
The YMT recruit new members annually to ensure it is always representative of the growing and evolving membership of the youth club. The recruitment process led and coordinated by the YMT elected chair in partnership with the Head of CYPS.
The OLYMT contribute to improving and developing services for young people that attend the youth club as well as representing and advocating for young people living across the locality.
YMT meetings happen monthly or bi weekly as required by the team. These sessions are made up of 6-10 local young people who are regular users of the service.
If you are interested in joining the OLYMT or would like to know more please email the team at OLYMT@rathbonesociety.org.uk