Building on the Funders Toolkit for Child and Youth Participation
, the learning journey will support funders to move from principle to practice, strengthening organizational culture and practice around child and youth participation in philanthropy. Through creative and interactive methodologies, funders will, over the course of six weeks, develop practical knowledge and experience on how to support meaningful child and youth participation in their work. The learning journey will consist of four bi-weekly workshops exploring practical steps for safeguarding and wellbeing, compensation, making the case internally, and funding youth-led movements. Co-hosted by Georgia Booth
and Ruby Johnson
, the Toolkit authors, alongside the ECFG CYP working group, the What’s Possible
team, and partners and leaders from the field, this journey will draw on collective practice and expertise from funders, practitioners, activists, and youth-leaders.
We hope that all participants will join the journey in bravery, solidarity, and vulnerability. We therefore ask that you commit to participating as fully in the journey as you can. We understand that conflicts will arise, and will record workshops for this purpose, but strongly encourage all participants to engage deeply in learning and strive to attend all four sessions. While there are four separate topics, we have designed each session to build on the last and create space for learning and exchange.
We expect that this journey will take 6 hours of workshop time and an optional 2 hours for self- directed exercises, for a total of 6-8 hours over the course of six weeks. We hope that participants will:
- Attend four 90-minute virtual workshops, every other Wednesday between 18 October and 29 November 2023 (click here for the time in your timezone);
- Reflect on and complete (while encouraged, this is up to you - we won’t be checking homework 🙂) activities and exercises between workshops as you work to develop tools for your organization to strengthen its participatory practices;
- Provide feedback through participation in workshops and brief post-workshop surveys.