Greater London Community Campus

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Greater London Community Campus

The Greater London Community Campus is the culmination of the Youth Charter’s 28 years of the agency’s work in the capital.

 

Since 1993, where we launched the Youth Charter at Wembley Arena, the organisation’s work has seen policy, projects, programmes and initiatives inspire sport for development and inclusion in the lives and communities in Greater London.

The Youth Charter is now developing a Greater London Community Campus, building on the work completed for the East London Community Campus since September 2017 (please see below). The Youth Charter had been due to launch the Barking & Dagenham Community Campus on 23rd March 2020 but a the UK went into Lockdown this was postponed to 2021. The challenges faced by remote presented a unique opportunity to enhance the Youth Charter's digital capabilities and over the course of 2020/21 we produced the Community Campus Digital Portal Project Management Platform, of which the Greater London, Barking & Dagenham and Olympic Park Community Campus Portals are the first to be activated. 

East London Community Campus

The development of the East London Community Campus started September 2017, as the Youth Charter began to transfer its HQ to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. At the time an increasing number of Young Lives were being Lost on the capitals streets, including Corey Junior Davis, a 14-year-old schoolboy gunned down in a park in Newham on September 4th 2017. A tragic loss of a young life that was all to similar to that of Benji Stanely, also 14, gunned down in Moss Side, Manchester, 24 years earlier, from which the Youth Charter's work began. 

In January 2018, at the Newham’s Youth Movement’s ‘Addressing Safety through Active Participation’ (ASAP) Conference - which was attended by friends of Corey Junior - Youth Charter Founder and Chair, Prof. Geoff Thompson MBE FRSA DL, pledged to provide: Somewhere To Go (where they would be safe and taken off the streets); Something To Do (with sporting, artistic, cultural and digital activities); and Someone To Show Them (how to develop their mental, physical and emotional life skills resilience).

The Youth Charter consulted widely with young people and community organisations, this included the Newham Youth Commission, which Prof. Geoff Thompson co-chaired, and included over 500 young people in series of workshops through 2018/19. Furthermore, the Youth Charter delivered a number of Youthwise Activities with schools, sport clubs and youth organisations.

A Social Coach Leadership Programme (SCLP) workshop was delivered in at the end of January and attended by over 300 people from East London.  

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