Rise Up Youth Practitioners Leadership Programme

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Too many young Londoners grow up in poverty, live in insecure housing and experience serious violence and abuse. We need good youth work now more than ever.

Our new leadership programme strengthens London’s youth sector by investing directly in youth practitioners. Rise Up builds on your existing knowledge and expertise to develop a new generation of sector leaders across our communities.

About the programme

  • A free, innovative leadership programme for frontline youth practitioners working with young people vulnerable to violence.
  • Aspirational, elevating youth sector leaders as knowledgeable and trusted representatives of the communities they serve
  • Accessible, aimed at those without formal youth work qualifications, with lived experience of the challenges and barriers affecting young people most at risk of violence

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Applications have now closed 

Applications are now closed and we are now selecting 100 high-potential youth practitioners to take part in the first year of Rise Up. Applicants will be notified by Thursday 3rd September with the outcome of their application.

If you have not applied and would like to hear from London Youth about any future recruitment of Rise Up or similar programmes then please express your interest using this form.

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Our partnership

The programme is designed and delivered in partnership with Leap Confronting Conflict who bring expertise in delivering specialist training, and Clore Social Leadership who have an established third-sector leadership development model.

Leap Confronting Conflict
For over 30 years, Leap Confronting Conflict (Leap) has designed programmes to transform the way conflict is managed by young people and the adults who support them. By developing creative and adaptable approaches, Leap support young people to deal with immediate issues, whilst also addressing some of the longer term, systematic patterns of behaviour that lead to violent and destructive expressions of conflict.

Clore Social Leadership
A national charity supporting and developing social leaders so they can transform their communities, organisations and the world around them. They help make social change happen by investing in people and enabling them to become resilient, connected and collaborative leaders with the capabilities to tackle 21st century challenges.

The Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU)
Set up in 2018 to prevent the spread of violent crime in London, the VRU brings together specialists from health, police, local government, probation and community organisations to tackle violent crime and the underlying causes of violent crime. We are grateful to the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit for funding this programme and investing in frontline youth practitioners across the capital.