Teaching resources

How can the law protect biodiversity?

For Biodiversity Day 2024, we've teamed up with law firm CMS to launch a new, free legal education resource for students aged 14-18.

Political Literacy

Planning lessons after the general election?

With a new Government in place, explore our flexible democracy resource packs to help you embed political literacy in the classroom. Suitable for ages 5 to 18.

Teaching resources

New! Economic and Financial Literacy teaching resources

We've teamed up with FTI Consulting to bring you a free suite of lesson plans all about money - from personal finances to government spending.

Active Citizenship

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!)

Teaching resources

Free access to inspiring and flexible primary and secondary resources

Discover over 100 citizenship and PSHE lessons and assemblies completely free!

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.

Your teaching resources

Access our free library of 100+ lessons, assemblies and other flexible citizenship and PSHE resources by becoming a school subscriber.


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

Programme highlights

Mock Trials

The Mock Trial Competitions are our longest-running active learning experiences. Since 1991, we’ve provided unparalleled exposure to the judicial...

Make a Difference Challenge

The Make a Difference Challenge is a child-led social action programme that empowers some of our youngest citizens. It...

SMSC Quality Mark

Helping your school achieve excellence in SMSC Whether you are just starting out, restarting and rethinking your approach, or...

The charity

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.

Support Us

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.