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Young Adult Leadership Programme at Woodbrooke

Applications for the 2017-18 programme are now open. The programme is in its sixth year and there is a growing number of Young Adult Friends who have completed it – one of last year’s participants said: “YALP has given me a much needed grounding space where I’ve been able to be in my spiritual community. The taught input has given me space to think about what that means for me at this stage of my life.

The programme gives you the opportunity to develop a small learning community with other Young Adult Friends and consider topics such as Quaker history, Quaker processes, concerns, testimony, following your leading, using Quaker values in the secular workplace, presentation skills, teambuilding and much more; and also an opportunity to work in the garden at Woodbrooke for half a day.

It is a part-time one year programme and consists of a 10 day residential in June/July 2017, a weekend in February 2018 – at Swarthmoor Hall – and a final 7 day residential in July 2018. The summer residentials overlap so participants will be there with the previous group in July 2017 etc.

Here is more information about the programme.

And information about how to apply (including an online application form) on this page

The dates for YALP 2017-18 are:

29 June-9 July 2017

2-4 February 2018

15-22 July 2018

The cost is £1825, which may sound high. We have some bursary funds at Woodbrooke, and there are Quaker trusts willing to fund participants on YALP and many local or area meetings – as well as Young Friends General Meeting – will have funds available. I’d be happy to give guidance and support with fundraising.

Applications to the programme close on 9 June.

Contact name: Michael Eccles


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