The Greater Manchester’s Hidden Talent Youth Panel is sat at the heart of the programme.
Hosted by programme partners, Greater Manchester Youth Network, the Youth Panel are valued participants in the planning, implementation and evaluation of our work.
Members are aged 16-24 and have at some point experienced barriers to employment. As such, they act as our conscience and keep the programme accountable to the needs and viewpoints of our target groups.
From listening to and working with our Youth Panel we gain a better understanding of the diverse needs of marginalised and vulnerable young people and the barriers to employment that they face.
Youth Panel-led projects from Greater Manchester Talent Match and Greater Manchester's Hidden Talent (March 2019 to June 2021) show how youth voice can be front and centre of conversations on youth employment :