Youth FAQ

Explore answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the HMDT Youth programmes.





What are the HMDT Youth programmes?

The HMDT Youth programmes challenge young people aged 14-25 to work towards a safer, better future by ensuring that discrimination, racism and hatred has no place in their communities.

The HMDT Youth programmes consist of the Youth Champion programme for people aged 14-18 and the Youth Advocate programme for people aged 18-25.

Youth Champions and Youth Advocates take the lead in marking Holocaust Memorial Day in their schools, colleges, universities, youth groups and workplaces. 

How can I sign up to the HMDT Youth programmes?

Follow this link and fill out a simple online form.

Youth Champions under 18 will be sent an additional form to fill out which requires a signature from a parent or guardian consenting to participation of the programme.

Following your sign up to the programme, you will receive a welcome pack.

I am 18 years old, which programme should I join?

If you are still at school, college or sixth form, sign up to become a Youth Champion. If you are at university or in work, sign up to become a Youth Advocate. If you are still unsure, please get in contact with Jessica at [email protected]

What will I get in my welcome pack?

In your welcome pack you will receive a wristband, badge, 'About HMD' booklet, toolkit, and a postcard to take part in the postcard project. If you are a Youth Champion, you can also request a t-shirt. All resources offered are free of charge.

Who do I contact for support?

If you need any help or guidance in completing the HMDT Youth programmes, contact Jessica at [email protected]. You can also contact the Youth Board who have experience of organising HMD activities and are keen to hear your ideas.

I have signed up to be a Youth Champion. I have been a Youth Champion in previous years and would like to complete my silver award, is that possible?

Yes. We advise that everyone new to the Youth Champion programme completes their bronze award in their first year. However, if you have engaged with the programme before, you can complete your bronze or silver award in your first year.

Can I be a Youth Champion and a Youth Advocate?

Yes. The HMDT Youth programmes are open to everyone aged 14-25. You can become a Youth Champion when you are 14-18 and progress to becoming a Youth Advocate when you are 18-25.

Can young offenders join the HMDT Youth programmes?

Yes. We have previously engaged with prisons and young offenders institutions and supported them to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Please contact Jessica at [email protected] for more information.

Can youth groups join the HMDT Youth programmes?

Yes. Contact Jessica at [email protected] for a tailored version of the HMDT Youth programmes so that your youth participants can gain awards and opportunities for their hard work.

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