What is it?
Launched in 2012, the Young Leaders Programme enables young people to spend seven months exploring a cause that they feel passionate about through workshops, community events and a residential course. Its aim is to turn young people into community leaders by teaching leadership skills, crisis management and critical thinking within a problem-solving environment. The Programme enables these young people to act as peer mentors and further develop their capacity to train other young people as well as educate them about government policy in the areas of community cohesion, civic responsibilities and extremism.
Who is it for?
The Young Leaders Programme is typically open to applicants from years 11 and 12, regardless of their faith, background or ethnicity, who face real challenges within their community and want to bring about positive change. The Programme begins in September and is intended to compliment their schooling. The ACF works in tandem with partners such as the Home Office, The Institute for Statecraft, Quest Leadership Development and the Metropolitan Police in order to involve experts from a wide variety of fields on this programme.
Those who take part in the Young Leaders Programme are taught skills which help them combat street, drug and gang crime, domestic violence and bullying, as well as being given the tools to assist them in preventing radicalisation and violent extremism. By taking part in this programme they will become more rounded individuals, and will be able to implement what they have learnt in their local community, making it a better and safer place for everyone. These new skills are not restricted to providing young leaders with a voice in their community, as they can easily be applied to later life in all aspects, including further educate, business, technology and industry.
YLP Alumni 2016
Young Leaders from the past four years got together to celebrate, relax and share their experience since graduating from the YLP. Check out all the best photos from the 2016 Alumni event here
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To find out more about this exciting programme and how to take part, don’t hesitate to email: firstname.lastname@example.org