We are London Youth. A diverse network of more than 300 community youth organisations across London working to improve the lives of young people and challenging them to become the best they can.
London Youth was founded in 1887 because the individual youth organisations of the day knew that they were stronger and could achieve more for young people by working together. Since then, much has changed for young Londoners, but the need to work together is more pressing than ever.
Our vision is that all young Londoners grow up healthy, able to express themselves, navigate a fulfilling career and make a positive contribution in their communities. We look to work with all young people, focusing particularly on those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to the kind of opportunities we offer.
Last year, we worked with over 27,000 young people through programmes including 2,500 on Talent Match London, our flagship employability programme for those aged 18-24 and that have been out of employment, education and training for at least 12 months and not receiving support from statutory services.