Youth Action

Young people leading change in their communities and in their own lives.

In 1931 a group of young people from inner London asked their school teacher to start a youth club for them. He said he’d help but expected them to organise and run it themselves. That club was called Athan 31 and everyone attending was expected to put something in; young people took on leadership roles and made decisions on how the youth club was run. Ultimately, the young people at the club were supported by a youth worker who believed that young people should work together as a team to shape the future of the club and their own lives.

80 years on, these beliefs and principles continue to inspire our youth action work as we support and challenge young people to design, lead and learn from their own youth led projects which develop their skills as they transform their clubs and communities.


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