Britain's future depends on empowering the next generation with the skills, knowledge and confidence to engage in society today.
Young Citizens is an education charity working in primary and secondary schools across the UK to help educate, inspire and equip the active citizens of tomorrow.
We provide immersive experiences that build every young persons’ citizenship skills and robust resources that help educators in schools and beyond engage young people in the complex issues of today.
In our thirty-year history, we have 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 and reached over 1 million young people with our citizenship programmes and classroom resources.
of secondary schools have used our programmes or teaching materials.
school children have taken part in our social action programmes since 2008.
primary teachers have been trained by our team over the past decade.
We see that young people UK-wide are able to become informed, empowered and active citizens. We do this by providing a range of quality programmes and school resources that help teachers embed the difficult issues of today and build citizenship skills from primary up to secondary and college years.
schools interventions were made by us in the past year.
volunteers – including barristers, solicitors magistrates and judges – supported us in the past year.
children and young people benefited from our work in the last year.
Whether a volunteer or a donor, your support can help us continue to create informed, empowered and confident young citizens. Interested in helping shape one of our key themes or issues as a sector leader? Be sure to read more about our partnerships.