• Black History Month: there’s power in our history

    Throughout October, we’ll be showcasing a series of blogs to mark Black History Month, giving a range of perspectives from the London Youth team and our board. These days I feel really comfortable talking about my race, but when I was younger it was a different story. People used to take the mick out of […]

  • Dare London is recruiting for 2020-2021

    Recruitment for Dare London 2020/2021 is now closed.  What is Dare London? Dare London is the youth board for London Youth. A central part of London Youth, Dare London ensure the organisation is relevant and responsive to young people across the capital. Dare London’s main activities include:  Ensuring young people’s voices are at the heart […]

  • Young Londoners lead their own projects on mental health – blog part one

    London Youth Microgrants provide up to £400 funding to encourage young people to create a project that promotes or raises awareness of positive mental health and wellbeing in their community. So far this year, 33 pots of funding have been awarded, with 15 pots still available to our members.   In the lead up to our fourth round of funding in […]

  • Young people are supporting one other through social distancing

    Our youth advisory board, Dare London, meets once a month for 3 hours at our office. Every meeting sees at least 18 young people in the room discussing topics from local programme design to co-ordinating responses to issues affecting young people. And, in the midst of all this, our office turns into a youth club for […]

  • Dare Londoner, Curtis, reflects on his visit to Ebony Horse Club

    As part of the London Youth Quality Mark, members of our youth advisory board Dare London, have the opportunity to come along on Young Assessor visits. In February, Curtis joined our Membership Development Officer Nicole on a visit to Ebony Horse Club. Nicole – Why did you apply to become a young assessor? Curtis – […]

  • Dare London at Parliament for the Youth Select Committee

    The Youth Select Committee is a British Youth Council initiative, supported by the House of Commons, that brings together 11-18 year olds to investigate issues that are important to young people. They have been conducting an inquiry on violence affecting young people. Two members of Dare London, Jo-Ash and Ciaran, submitted their views to the […]

  • Being part of a youth club helps every young person to succeed

    Being one of the youngest Dare London members means that I have technically experienced less than the others. It means I haven’t driven a car before, I haven’t written a CV or even completed my GCSEs. But regardless, I am still quite positive, I go to school and I watch the people around me grow […]

  • Violence Reduction Unit: Dare London at City Hall

    London Youth has been involved with the London Violence Reduction Unit since it was first established in 2018 by the Mayor to coordinate a public health approach to violence in London. Since October 2019, our Chief Executive Rosemary Watt-Wyness and a young person from our network have also had seats on the Partnership Reference Group […]

  • Elena, Dare London: The power of youth work

    Elena from Dare London, our youth advisory board, gave the keynote speech at our London Youth Awards 2019 on 14th November at City Hall. Read her speech below about the power of youth work and how it helped her. Elena’s speech “Youth work. Saves. Lives. I always get straight to the point, no stalling. Every […]