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Young Citizens

Young Citizens is a national charity lighting the spark of active citizenship in the next generation. Established in 1989, it delivers skills, knowledge and enrichment to over 500,000 children each year through a dynamic range topical classroom resources and immersive learning experiences.

Its team of education experts works to equip young minds with the confidence to shape both local communities and powerful systems. They do this by mobilising teachers, professionals and policy makers to transfer expertise to the people who need it most, making complex current affairs accessible to all. Ultimately, they want to see a thriving, inclusive and youth-led democracy.

The charity has a diverse portfolio of learning projects for schools and youth groups to enjoy. Whether it be through interactive mock trial competitions, workshops with professionals or social action programmes in school, it is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of active participants in society

The organisation is ambitious in its scope, covering democracy, sustainability, the economy, media, human rights and more. It empowers educators and volunteering to deliver core citizenship values through specialist training and resources. Its mission is to help young people become active citizens for life.

In its thirty-year history, Young Citizens has:
  • mobilised more than 300,000 young people to take social action
  • engaged over 150,000 young people in understanding the law and the legal system
  • reached millions of young people with citizenship programmes and classroom resources

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