Charity information


RefugeeYouth currently runs activities through our group APOW- Amazing People of the World.
APOW is a creative social community in the heart of Croydon. We run weekly sessions in which young people from refugee backgrounds can come together to build a sense of belonging and
develop new friendships. The activities are always creative- such as drama, film, and visual arts workshops- to enable young people to explore issues that affect them as well as finding solutions to the challenges they face.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to combat the vulnerability and isolation of young refugees through creativity, building networks and tools of self-empowerment and bringing communities of people together.

  • Aims

    RefugeeYouth aims to:

    • To create communities of young people and a wide range of opportunities for young refugees to find friendship and belonging across culture, age and gender, and to develop supportive networks
    • To promote leadership amongst young people in refugee communities so that they may go on to be advocates and leaders amongst their younger peers.
    • To advocate for change for young refugees amongst policy-makers and professionals and to promote change for young refugees in the wider environment.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1094296

    Board members: 9

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 9

    Phone number: 02034894420

    Address: 52-54 Kennington Oval SE11 5SW

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