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

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  • Getting Ready Launch

    24 October 2013

    25 October 2013 On Thursday 24 October, the Streatham Youth and Community Trust kicked off the Sport England supported £250,000 sports programme Getting Ready which will give 4,500 young people the chance to learn a new sport within their local community. London Youth’s Getting Ready sports programme has received this funding from Sport England through their Community Sport […]

  • Rosie's Himalayan adventure

    15 October 2013

    Last year Hindleap Warren, London Youth's outdoor education centre on the Ashdown Forest, provided powerful personal and social development for 9,727 young people. For many of them the highlight of the visit was a safe but real taste of adventure – learning to leave their 'comfort zone' by: reaching the top of the climbing wall; […]

  • Pitching in the City

    10 October 2013

    10 October 2013 Yesterday I was lucky enough to be at City Hall as one of the judges of ‘City Pitch’ – a great new initiative bringing together groups of young people from around London to pitch their own ideas for small but vital funds for local community projects to a panel drawn from politics, […]

  • City Pitch Event

    10 October 2013

    10 October 2013 On Tuesday 9 October at City Hall six youth groups from across London were each awarded £700 cash funding to help launch their local community projects after pitching them as part of ‘City Pitch’ – a joint initiative with the Santander Foundation and the Mayor’s Fund for London delivered in partnership with […]

  • Realising Ambition Celebration

    07 October 2013

    14 September 2014 On 13 September we had the pleasure to celebrate the success of our first cohort of young people from Hackney Quest and Downside Fisher in completing the Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence programme. During the celebration event, which took place at our office at Pitfield Street, the young people, their friends and family […]

  • VIY Challenge Success

    27 September 2013

    30 September 2013 The big VIY Challenge saw 270 young people from Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Haringey get their hands dirty to make a difference in their local communities On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September we had a task force of 270 young people renovating community spaces right across London. 4 sites, 5 community projects, […]

  • 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 […]