Organise a youth HMD activity

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activities for young people take place in a range of different settings. Whether you’re a young person planning an event at your school, or a youth worker organising an activity with a local youth group, below you will find guidance and tips to support you.

Organise a youth HMD activity

There are many ways to mark HMD, from screening a film, hosting a speaker to running a creative activity. We have resources available to support you to organise your own HMD event or activity, but you are also welcome to create your own. HMD events and activities should take place between early January and mid-February, preferably as close to the 27 January as possible.

It is a good idea to focus on a clear outcome when planning an event. At HMD we use a 'know, feel, do' model which can be helpful for structuring events and activities:

  1. Know - Think about what information you want your audience to learn and to leave with?
  2. Feel - What emotions and reactions do you want to inspire in your audience?
  3. Do - What action, however big or small, do you want people to take after the event?

Take a look at this activity resource to see an example of how 'Know, Feel, Do' can be incorporated into an activity plan.

Click below to find guidance and tips on how to set up your own HMD event.

Individual Organisers

Information for young people organising their own Holocaust Memorial Day activity, such as at your University, College, Youth Centre or for friends and family.

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Youth Group Organisers

Information for people who run, or are a member of, a youth group organising a Holocaust Memorial Day activity.

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