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  • VIY Wales Celebration

    28 October 2013

    29 October 2013 Tonight the Talking Hands Youth Group will host a celebration of past and current pioneering Lottery-funded “Volunteer It Yourself” (VIY) projects at the Swansea Deaf Centre.  Talking Hands started their VIY project to renovate their centre on Tuesday 24 September and will finish on Friday 8 November having run for a total […]

  • Why Getting Ready Works

    25 October 2013

    25 October 2013 I usually prefer to blog critically rather than just talk about how great London Youth’s programmes for young people are but today I’m going to make an exception. Our Getting Ready sports programme has supported over 6,000 young people into sport since 2009, 40% of whom weren’t previously playing any sport and 90% […]

  • 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 […]