Read all the latest news stories, blogs and policy updates from London Youth and across our network.

  • 5miles1000smiles

    11 September 2013

    On the 14th & 15th of September teams of young people from The Challenge are undertaking a 5 mile sponsored walk to raise money for 26 charities from Hackney, Haringey and Tower Hamlets.  During the walk young people aim to collect a total of 1000 smiles captured on phones and cameras, and share them on […]

  • Paralympics: one year on

    05 September 2013

    5 September 2013 Last summer I took my dad to see Ellie Simmonds achieve incredible feats in the Aquatics Centre, and then spent an afternoon watching Paralympic seven-a-side football in the sunshine – amazed by the skill of players with cerebral palsy. That week challenged many people’s perspectives on so-called disability and it certainly did […]

  • London Youth visits McLaren

    02 September 2013

    On Saturday 17 August a group of young people and staff from our network of member clubs, including the North London Muslim Community Centre, Dost, and our youth advisory board, Dare London, attended The McLaren Employee Motor Show to fundraise on behalf of London Youth. This annual event was held up at the McLaren Technology […]

  • Dragons' Den at Macfarlanes!

    23 August 2013

    In August, one of the leading UK law firms and London Youth's partner Macfarlanes hosted one of the most exciting events of The Challenge summer calendar – Dragons' Den! The Challenge Dragons' Den event is a culmination of all the hard work the young people have put in to designing a range of social action campaigns […]

  • Camden Unity Cup

    14 August 2013

    14 August 2013 Today, over 500 young people took part in the Camden Unity Cup, a fantastic sports and activity day for youth clubs and young people in Camden which was held at Coram’s Fields. The Cup is an annual event, shaped by a steering group of 18 young people drawn from youth clubs and organisations […]

  • The NCS Experience…

    12 August 2013

    12 August 2013 The National Citizens Service (NCS) is a programme funded by the Cabinet Office which seeks to recognise the value of a summer holiday experience in developing young people’s confidence, character and commitment to social action. In 2012 London Youth partnered up with The Challenge Network to support the delivery of The Challenge programme in the boroughs […]

  • Build-it creates jobs

    07 August 2013

    7 August 2013 Build-it programme breaks down unemployment barriers for young people in London Our Build-it programme, which started life on Channel  4’s ‘The Secret Millions’ series, has now helped two young people find jobs in construction and electrical instillation within just three weeks. As well as this it has given them good employability skills, which […]

  • Volunteer it myself

    30 July 2013

    Find out more about how you can get involved with London Youth here. This week a number of London Youth staff – along with members of the Communications Team from the Big Lottery Fund – are taking a morning or afternoon off to volunteer alongside young people and trades mentors to renovate Lansdowne Youth Centre […]

  • Payment by results

    16 July 2013

    16 July 2013 Payment by results on youth employment programmes must incentivise progress into careers, not just jobs Last week on the escalator down to the Victoria Line at Euston I bumped into Dami, a young man who used to be part of London Youth’s Youth Advisory Board, Dare London. He was in good form, […]

  • Youth policy responsibility moves to Cabinet Office

    09 July 2013

    It has been announced that responsibility for youth policy will move from the Department for Education to the Cabinet Office. Nick Hurd, minister for civil society, will now have overall responsibility for the area, including commitments to oversee the statutory duty on local authorities for youth provision in their areas. The brief also includes “strategic […]