Working together for young Londoners for over 130 years
We are London Youth, a charity on a mission to improve the lives of young people in London, challenging them to become the best they can. Young people need opportunities outside school to have fun with their friends, to learn new skills, to make a positive change in their communities and to shape the city they live in.
Last year we worked with over 17,500 young people through our sports development, employability, youth action and involvement, arts and outdoor education programmes. Our member network supported over 575,000 young Londoners. Together, we give young people access to opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have.
Throughout our history, community youth organisations have provided a constant lifeline and a vital safe space outside the family and formal education, where young people can develop confidence, resilience and skills.
Our vision is that all young Londoners grow up healthy, able to express themselves, navigate a fulfilling career and make a positive contribution in their communities.
Our mission is to support and challenge young people to become the best they can be; developing their confidence, resilience and relationship skills.
We do this with, and through, our network of community youth organisations and at our two residential centres. We look to work with all young people, focusing particularly on those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to the kind of opportunities we offer.
Because good youth work works.