A history of LGBTQ+ rights in the UK
For LGBTQ+ History Month, Reagan Persaud explores the history of LGBTQ+ rights in the UK and how it teaches us a valuable lesson in allyship and kindness.
Free democracy resource packs
Ahead of the UK general election in 2024, explore our flexible democracy resource packs to help you embed political literacy in the classroom.
Help your class put learning into practice with a social action project
Discover our range of community project frameworks for learners aged 5-18 (plus teacher training opportunities!)
Britain's future depends on empowering the next generation with the skills, knowledge and confidence to engage in society today.
Young Citizens is a citizenship education charity that informs, equips and inspires children and young people across the UK to be active citizens.
We help educators offer inspiring citizenship education for their pupils and students – both as a part of the curriculum and beyond.
From libraries of teaching resources to interactive programmes, we offer immersive learning that builds citizenship skills in children and young people, equipping them to navigate society’s most complex issues.
We also work with institutional partners – nationally and internationally – to develop thinking, practice, and new frameworks that strengthen civic engagement and education in the 21st century.
schools use our resources each year
volunteers gave their time and expertise in the past year
children and young people benefit from our work annually
We see that young people from ages 5 to 18 are able to become informed, empowered and active citizens.
We do this by providing a range of quality programmes and school resources to help teachers introduce the difficult issues of today whilst building citizenship skills.
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.
Whether as 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? Read more about our partnerships.