Activate Youth Board

Launched in June 2016, Activate Youth Board (AYB) was a collective of young people, aged 16-25, who met once a month to advise the organisation on its programme of work. The youth board gathered, usually with tea and snacks, to discuss Activate's past, present and future work to ensure its' relevance to the young people of Dorset. Alongside this, AYB got hands-on experiences with the organisation, such as co-producing Actiavte's Youth Platforms and volunteering before and during the Inside Out Dorset festivals. These opportunities offered members of the youth board the chance to work closely with the Activate team, to experience firsthand the inner workings of ­­organising events and develop skills within the creative industries. 

In return for their time, energy and enthusiasm, the Activate team supported each of the youth board members in a maner that was tailored to their needs, giving guidance, support and time.

AYB ran until March 2019, when the desired and aims of the group shifted to become something new. A different youth programme is now in the process of being created in response to this. Watch this space.

If you have any questions about AYB or the new youth programme, please email project manager Sammy Gillingham on