As a mutual, we are fundamentally owned and run by professional youth workers (70%) and Lewisham’s young people (30%). Both are represented on the board by elected staff and youth directors respectively as well as a network of staff and youth forums. We have an executive management team (EMT) with a track record in delivering youth services in Lewisham, with expert non-executives bringing with them new skillsets to help us take Youth First to the next level.
Youth First Board
We have built our Board in a careful and considered way. Experience of the social and third sectors and a commercial focus was specifically targeted to select the right Non-Executive Directors. This has brought people who are able to recognise and support the social mission but are aware of our need to grow and develop our business development capacity. This will ensure a built-in preservation instinct that forms the foundation for Youth First and offers the best chance of sustaining and improving youth services in Lewisham.