London Youth 130

London Youth 130

130 years championing outstanding youth work

London Youth was founded in 1887 because the individual youth organisations of the day thought they were stronger by working together.  Since then much has changed for young Londoners, but community youth organisations have provided a constant lifeline, a vital safe space beyond the family and formal education, where young people can develop the confidence and skills they need to become successful adults.

In that time the capital has been transformed, from a hub of industry to the modern city we know now. However our commitment to supporting young people to become the best they can be remains as strong as ever.

Today London Youth supports a growing, thriving network of around 300 organisations within communities right across the capital. Together, we help tens of thousands of young Londoners every year to enjoy fantastic opportunities, and to shape the kind of London they want in the future. For more information on London Youth, take a look at our latest publication, This is London Youth.

Celebrating 70 Years of HRH Prince Philip’s Patronage

2017 also marks an amazing 70 years of His Royal Highness Prince Philip’s patronage of London Youth. Over seven decades he has kindly taken the time to visit over 120 youth clubs and projects – encouraging and inspiring thousands of young people in the process.

We are extremely grateful to Prince Philip for his longstanding support for our work and are taking this opportunity to acknowledge what a massive difference it has made for our organisation by hosting his very own youth clubs in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

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