What We Do
- Youth Action
- Sports Development
- Training and Networks
Together, we want to support 300 young people to take their first steps on a journey that will benefit 30 communities across London through young people taking action in their youth clubs. Working with the reach and resources of the City of London we believe we can create something impactful that can help shape the future of London.
We will take groups of young people through three progressive stages, starting from where they are at, and challenging them to further their skills at each stage:
London is a fantastic city full of opportunities but for young people growing up here it is not without its challenges. We believe that young people, when given the opportunity and support have the passion, talent and commitment to help us overcome these challenges. Working in partnership with the City Bridge Trust and the Corporation of London, City Leaders will see 30 teams of young people within youth clubs and a cohort of 24 inspirational leaders supported to lead change in their own lives, clubs and communities.
Leadership is a much overused and misunderstood concept. For us it is simple. It is about understanding yourself better and having a vision for a more just future; being passionate enough to bring others with you on that vision; and having the skills to make it a reality.
City Leaders Mentoring Opportunities
In order to give participants as rounded an experience as possible, we are looking for enthusiastic and open-minded Mentors to pair with participating youth clubs. As a Mentor you will use your experience and energy to support groups and young people, giving valuable exposure to a different part of London. We have two roles that Mentors can take on relating to different stages of City Leaders, or a Mentor could take part in both stages. Details on these roles are outlined below:
Mentors can take on the Community Mentor or Future Mentor role, or both. We would expect at least monthly contact between a Mentor and their youth club from January through until either April or the end of the summer. As a Mentor, you will receive training from staff at London Youth, covering the programme in more detail, key skills for your role and safety and safeguarding.
Skills we are seeking in mentors include:
Benefits of being a mentor include:
Due to an amazing response we have fulfilled our quota for mentors this year. If you have further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org