Our Strategy and Principles

We want all young Londoners to have the best of this incredible capital city; for it to invest in their potential, encourage them as leaders in their communities, and open up opportunities for them to thrive.

We deliver our mission through four strategic objectives:

  1. Membership Development – Developing, training, connecting and quality assuring our membership network to deliver good youth work
  2. Opportunity – Creating a broad and inclusive range of quality opportunities for young people in social action, sports development, employability and outdoor education
  3. Voice – Ensuring our expertise and the on-the-ground voices of youth workers and young people are reflected in public policy, practice and opinion
  4. Best we can be – Being the best we can be ourselves; fundraising effectively, financially robust and a great place to work

We operate under four simple principles:

  • Honesty – about what works (and what doesn’t ) and we learn from our mistakes
  • Collaboration – with each other, young people, our members, and the world beyond
  • Improvement – committed to continual improvement
  • Fun – because we think people learn best when enjoying themselves