Charity information


XLP works with young people aged 10-19 across 9 boroughs of inner London creating positive futures. They are generally facing serious disadvantages including family breakdown, low academic attainment, mental health problems, involvement in gangs and anti social behaviour. We do this by working in schools and PRU's to provide mentoring , academic support and in the estate communities where they live through mobile youth centres, arts and sports programmes, mentoring and preparation for employment

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    If XLP is about anything it is about HOPE. It is about getting alongside young people living in our inner cities and helping them see alternatives to what can sometimes seem a hopeless situation. XLP has realised that to see significant change we cannot just offer knee-jerk reactions to some of London’s problems; we need to be committed for the long haul, which means investing in relationships with young people. That is why nearly every week of the year XLP youth workers are tackling issues of educational failure, poverty and deprivation, helping young people make wise lifestyle choices, supporting them to realise the amazing potential they have, and helping raise their self esteem. We believe we can see a marked difference in the communities we work in, and we’re committed to them by fighting poverty, supporting education and serving London’s young people week in-week out.

  • Aims

    XLP aims to:

    • Young people choosing to stay in school and succeed
    • Young people choosing not to be involved in gangs, crime and anti-social behaviour
    • Young people choosing to set goals for the future and to work hard to achieve them
  • Overview

    Established: November 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1101095

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 38

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 200

    Phone number: 020 7256 6240

    Address: 83 London Wall, London EC2M 5ND

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