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

  • London Marathon Places

    08 January 2014

    Every year over 30,000 individuals run the London Marathon raising thousands of pounds for well deserving charities. This year we would love for you to run for London Youth. London Youth supports a network of 400 diverse community youth organisations, located in areas of deprivation, where young people choose to go. With a unique reach to over […]

  • Too often we talk up the good and play down the bad

    02 January 2014

    Thursday 2 January 2014 Taken from blog piece originally written for Third Sector Online (www.thirdsector.co.uk/Management/article/1225374/rosie-ferguson-often-talk-good-play-down-bad/) At London Youth, a network of youth clubs in the capirtal, we have three organisational principles: to be honest, collaborative and committed to improvement. These sound straightforward, but to really live and breathe them is far easier said than done. Sadly […]

  • Something to live for?

    02 January 2014

    Thursday 2 January 2014 Like many other people, today was my first day back at work after the Christmas break and it begun with hearing on the radio the statistics from The Prince’s Trust; that as many as three quarters of a million young people in the UK may feel they have “nothing to live […]

  • MBE for our Deputy Chair

    02 January 2014

    Thursday 2 January 2014 We’re delighted that 2014 has already bought recognition in the Queen's New Year Honours List for our committed and generous Deputy Chair, Roger Merton. Roger has been awarded an MBE for his services to London Youth, football and the community of Hertfordshire. Roger became a trustee of London Youth in 2004 and […]

  • Salesforce at Build-it

    12 December 2013

    Thursday 12 December On Thursday 5 December, a team of 18 corporate volunteers from Salesforce spent the day at one of our Build-it sites. They spent the day working with young people from Build-it project down at Clapham Park Resource Centre.  A great day was had by all and the team managed to give the […]

  • Children England Blog

    05 December 2013

    Thursday 5 December Jim Minton, Director of Membership and Communications at London Youth, wrote a blog recently for Children England on the importance of ensuring that young people are provided with a high quality youth clubs and that the Government must take the lead in driving this forward alongside the Third Sector. http://www.childrenengland.org.uk/guest-post-making-the-case-for-quality/

  • Build-it Award Nomination

    02 December 2013

    Monday 2 December London Youth's Build-it project was nominated in the recent Children & Young People Now Awards in the 'Intergenerational' Category in recognition of their work involving young people and older skilled trade mentors working together to the benefit of creating stronger communities. On a very prestigious awards evening at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham […]

  • Step Up To Serve

    20 November 2013

    Thursday 21 November Today marks the launch of an historic collaboration across British society to recognise and support young people. The Step Up To Serve campaign is being launched through #iwill – a unique initiative involving HRH, the Prince of Wales and three main political party leaders, with support from businesses, education institutions, faith groups, […]

  • Working With Ofsted

    19 November 2013

      Content and more information can be found at guest blog on Ambition website by Chief Executive Rosie Ferguson (http://ambitionuk.org/blog/london-youth-works-with-ofsted/) and Children & Young People Now article by Laura McCardle (http://www.cypnow.co.uk/print_article/cyp/analysis/1140427/expand-youth-schools-study-reveals-value-pupils#) In June this year, London Youth began working with Ofsted to try and better understand the quality of the contribution that youth clubs make to […]