Young Citizens has appointed three new Trustees to strengthen its board and add significant new expertise in education, youth engagement, social action and campaigning.

Launched earlier this year, Young Citizens is a new youth-focused brand from the Citizenship Foundation. Working in primary and secondary schools the charity aims to help educate, inspire and motivate the active citizens of tomorrow.

The new Board appointments are:

Brian Walton

Brian has been a head teacher for over 15 years and is a regular contributor to the Times Educational Supplement and blogs on the challenges of educational leadership. Read more...

James Cathcart

James is the Founder/Director of Young Voices Heard, an initiative established in 2017 to enable greater youth participation in decision-making and democracy. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive of the British Youth Council. Read more...

Jason Arthur

Jason Arthur is currently the Cabinet Member for Finance and Health for Haringey Council. (His term of office as a councillor ends in May this year). He also works part-time as a Campaign Manager for Step Up To serve. Read more...

Martin Bostock, Chair of Young Citizens, says the appointments will add important new skills and experience to the Board:

“We are very fortunate to have been able to attract three people with such impressive track records as Brian, James and Jason. In addition to a great depth and breadth of highly-relevant experience, they all share our passionate belief that every young person has a fundamental right to the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to play their part as full citizens of this country and of the world.”