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

  • Table Tennis Tournament 2013

    05 April 2013

    On Thursday 4 April 2013 London Youth held our annual Table Tennis Tournament at The Morpeth School, Bethnal Green. The tournament was attended by 100 young people from across 20 of our member clubs with a record ten girls participating! The day began with registrations at 10am and after a frantic hour of sign ups and […]

  • Reality TV

    15 March 2013

    15 March 2013 Anyone who knows me well will know that I have been waiting for my opportunity for a reality TV debut since I put in a failed application to the first series of Shipwrecked in 1999. Every year since I’ve watched the X Factor and Big Brother, secretly wishing that it was my […]

  • Urban Nature's First Environmental Leaders Weekend

    15 March 2013

      Young people from across the UK recently participated in our first Environmental Leaders weekend at Hindleap Warren. In partnership with Ambition our aim was to bring together a diverse range of youth organisations interested in developing environmental projects at their respective clubs. In total 38 young people and 10 youth workers participated from youth […]

  • Volunteer It Yourself project rolls out across the country

    13 March 2013

    The Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) project, in which young people complete essential repairs and renovations on their youth clubs, is being rolled out across the country.  Now launching in Birmingham, young people will gain qualifications and skills through the pioneering Lottery-funded programme.  Local Wickes tradespeople will mentor and train young people to renovate five Birmingham-based youth […]

  • HRH enjoys visit to Woodrow

    11 March 2013

    We were absolutely delighted to welcome London Youth’s Patron, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT to Woodrow High House. Woodrow is London Youth’s residential learning centre in Buckinghamshire and this was Prince Philip’s fourth visit to the Centre. The theme of the visit was to celebrate the successful completion of the first […]

  • A brighter shade of purple…

    27 February 2013

    1 March 2013 This week sees the culmination of three things that we’ve been building up to at London Youth: First, we’ve heard officially that we can progress leading on Talent Match in London, part of the Big Lottery Fund’s £100m investment in tackling youth unemployment. Second, we’ve launched our refreshed three year strategy with […]

  • Michael Gove responds

    27 February 2013

    Education Secretary, Michael Gove has now replied to the joint youth letter, sent by representatives from 15 different organisations on behalf of over 8 million young people in England, expressing their grave concerns about youth policy not being a priority for central government.  Our Youth Advisory Board, Dare London, contributed to the letter which explains the value of good youth services […]

  • Membership focus groups

    07 January 2013

    In 2012 we held four focus groups with 18 of our member clubs. These groups were run independently by the research company GFK-NOP who donated their time to us. The members who took part shared their feedback with us on what it is like to be a London Youth member, and where and how we […]

  • Great youth work celebrated

    03 January 2013

    We were delighted to see that Stu Thompson, the manager at our member club Knights Youth Centre in Streatham, has won the iPM New Year's Honours Award. This award is for Stu's great work with young people. You can listen to a Radio 4 interview about the award here. We are very pleased to see […]