The purpose of the Board is to support the senior leadership team in securing the sustainability and growth of The Youth Cafe by providing strategic guidance, scrutiny and challenge in line with legal and regulatory requirements and acting as ambassadors. The Board is made up of a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 non-executive directors plus the Executive Director, Finance Director and Secretariat coordinator (all executive directors). Each Board Member must seek re-appointment after a three year term. The Head of Operations & Finance and the Head of Partnerships attend every meeting. Section Leads are invited to attend on a rotating basis and will present on their section’s achievements, challenges and future development at the beginning of the meeting. Three meetings are held each year in February, May and November with a half day strategy session annually. In order to be representative of the young people that the organization serves, three board members are young people under the age of 35. The rest are above 35 years.