Recruiting: Young Trustee (aged between 18 and 23) - voluntary role

We are seeking to recruit somebody between the ages of 18 -23 to our board of trustees, in this voluntary role. As well as helping the organisation be in tune with the priorities and needs of young people, you will help to lead the organisation - and will gain valuable experience. Read on for more details Read more

Meet Edge Watchorn - our new Chair

We're excited to announce our new Chair of Trustees here at Young Citizens - Dr. Edge Watchorn. Click here to read more. Read more

International Women's Day sparks Youth Interest in the Law

On the 8th March, we were honoured to help the Diversity and Community Relations Judiciary to hold their inaugural Youth Q&A. Read more

New funding to expand our Make a Difference Challenge social action project

We’ve recently been awarded funding to expand the number of schools taking part in our Make a Difference Challenge social action project. Find out how you can benefit... Read more

Take part in our 30th birthday appeal

Join us as we launch our appeal to raise £30,000 to support our vital work in our 30th birthday year. Read more

Read our latest Annual Report

Read our Annual Report and Accounts to discover how our work has benefited 240,000 children and young people over the past year. Read more

Michael Maclay joins Young Citizens as an Ambassador

Young Citizens is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Maclay to its team of Ambassadors. Michael is an old friend of the charity, having been on the Trustee Board of the Citizenship Foundation (from which Young Citizens evolved) for twenty years – twelve of them as Chair. Read more

New Campaign Free to Speak Safe to Learn to launch

Ted Huddleston gives us a heads-up on a new Council of Europe initiative kicking off in November 2018. Read more... Read more

Rushanara Ali MP Joins Young Citizens as an Ambassador

Rushanara Ali MP has been appointed as an Ambassador to education charity Young Citizens. She hopes to help inspire and motivate children and young people to be active citizens. Read more

Young Citizens awarded Impact Partner status

Young Citizens is one of just six organisations to be awarded the prestigious Impact Partner status for its youth social action work. Read more

Three New Trustees Join Young Citizens Board

Young Citizens is delighted to welcome three 'talented and committed' trustees to the board Read more

Government response on citizenship education "too timid", says Young Citizens

The Government has published its response to the House of Lords Committee's report into Citizenship and Civic Engagement - and despite the response expressing support for the importance of citizenship education, we're underwhelmed by the lack of concrete action. Read more... Read more

New report on better measuring the impact of our citizenship programmes for young people

Pro Bono Economics (PBE) and Young Citizens are publishing a report from PBE on how to better measure the effectiveness of our different citizenship programmes. Read more

Lords Committee calls for new statutory citizenship education entitlement for all school pupils

Young Citizens welcomes the hard-hitting report, which describes the state of citizenship education as 'parlous', and calls on Government to re-prioritise the subject in schools Read more

Young Citizens appoints its first three Ambassadors

Young Citizens is delighted to announce the appointment of its first ever Ambassadors. Three eminent members of the legal profession will play a crucial role in spreading the word about the charity’s vital mission to help educate, inspire and motivate the active citizens of tomorrow. Read more

Wilmslow High School - winners of the Bar Mock Trials 2018

Congratulations to Wilmslow High School for winning our national Bar Mock Trials Competition - which helps young people understand the legal justice system Read more

Young Citizens voices support for online voting trials

Young Citizens has signed up in support of online voting trials in Scotland - a move which we believe could help boost youth involvement in elections. Read more

Three new appointments to Young Citizens Board

We've appointed three new trustees to strengthen our board and add significant new expertise in education, youth engagement, social action and campaigning. Find out more... Read more

'Stop Voter ID pilots' call from Young Citizens and other groups

Young Citizens has joined forces with 43 other organisations to call on the government to halt its 'Voter ID' pilots - fearing that they could put people off voting. Read more

New ‘Young Citizens’ website to give young people a new voice throughout the UK

The Citizenship Foundation, the charity which supports teachers and schools to provide citizenship education and experiences for all students, today launches Young Citizens. This is a new brand to help inspire children and young people to take part in society as active, engaged and motivated citizens – and thus to build a better future for us all Read more

Improving the National Curriculum for Citizenship

Citizenship as a subject in the national curriculum is withering on the vine. It's been starved of funding, support has been taken away, and increasing numbers of schools no longer teach it as a discrete subject. Young Citizens is campaigning for Citizenship to be restored as a subject in all schools - both primary and secondary. Find out more... Read more