The Young Adult Leadership Programme at Woodbrooke is now taking applications for the 2016-17 programme. The programme is now in its fifth year and there is a small, but growing, group of Young Adult Friends
who have completed the programme – one of last year’s participants said: An amazing opportunity for self-reflection, getting to know young adult Quakers, learning more about Quakerism and thinking about what we ourselves have to give.

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 July 2016, a weekend in February 2017 – at Swarthmoor Hall – and a final 7 day residential in July 2017.  The summer residentials overlap so you would be here with the previous group in July 2016 etc.

There is more information about the programme here:

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

The dates for YALP 2016-17 are:
14-24 July 2016
3-5 February 2017
2-9 July 2017

The cost is £1750, which  may sound high to you,  but please don’t let this
put you off applying.  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.