Political Literacy

Just launched! New 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.
Legal Education

Mock Trials 2023/24: Applications Now Open!

Secondary schools! Looking for an enrichment opportunity for the next academic year? Discover the Mock Trial Competitions.
Teaching resources

Free access to inspiring and flexible primary and secondary resources

Discover over 100 citizenship and PSHE lessons and assemblies completely free!
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!)
Teacher Training

New, free online course! Getting heard: engaging with decision-makers

How to influence people and create impact with your community project

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

📢 Applications now open for the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition 23/24 📢 The Mock Trial Competitions are our...

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.