YPF Cultural Competency Pledge

Posted on: 20/06/2022 in: News
Young Manchester is a Young Person's Foundation and a member of the YPF Trust. Together, with other Young People's Foundations from across the country, we have been exploring cultural competency and what this means for our organisations. We have together, developed a pledge which we'd like to share with you today. This pledge sits alongside and in alignment with our values as Young Manchester, which we strive to embed in all our work.

Young People’s Foundations work with and support diverse communities. Our member organisations are grassroots non-profits supporting young people in our communities. Many of these organisations are led by global majority groups. As YPFs we work with our members to elevate their work and voices.

We recognise the impact of poverty and racism on our communities. We aim to work actively alongside communities rather than ‘doing to them’ and take an intersectional approach. We also acknowledge the additional impact of discrimination experienced by women, disabled people and LGBT++ people of the global majority.

As YPFs, we have a shared commitment to developing a culturally competent approach across our network. This involves working within our respective YPFs with our teams, trustees, member and partner organisations as well as a collective across our YPFs.

This means ensuring that:

  • our diverse communities are represented in our organisations and structures

  • we design programmes that deliver and represent the needs of our diverse communities

  • we support, develop, advocate and work in partnership with global majority people and organisations throughout our networks.