25 November 2016
Since Young Roots were established in 2004, they have supported over 7,000 young refugees and asylum seekers. Their mission is to improve the wellbeing and life chances of young refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and overseas.
Here in London, Young Roots are participating in one of our newest projects City Leaders. The project aims 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.
10 members of Young Roots delivered their Club Stage pitch where the young people develop and lead a project to improve their youth club. The group consulted young people within the club using questionnaires and have decided to buy a table football table for the club and organise English lessons for members. Their project will see 500 young people benefiting over the next 2 years.
Terry, Head of Youth Action at London Youth went to the panel where they pitched their idea in the hope of winning the full £400.
“The group presented their idea in a confidently. I was very impressed with their dedication and enthusiasm and had no hesitation in signing off their project. They were very happy and I’m sure it will be very successful.”
We wish the young people at Young Roots the best of luck with their Community Stage which will see them pitching for £600 to deliver a project with a positive impact in their community. They will pitch for the resources and support needed to deliver the project at a Dragon’s Den style ‘Community Challenge’ events with City of London partners.