Community Youth London

Community Youth London

Charity information

Community Youth London

Community Youth London (CYL) is an independent music and media charity and we manage a variety/number of community-based services and initiatives ranging from educational programmes to our own youth-led online platform, OTTV. We became operational in January 2007 and quickly gained a positive reputation for our targeted work with young people, our approach to diversity and our innovative services.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    CYL seeks to empower young people to gain confidence to face the world through providing transferable life and work skills with the opportunity to undertake professional work experience, taking ownership of their creative skills and the opportunity to produce work for themselves. Not only do we provide practical knowledge and experience, but we also provide a variety of multimedia platforms to create and address current social issues surrounding young people.
    We achieved this by establishing a practical partnership and including them in the decision-making process in the areas that affect them. Most of our activities are led by young people as we believe they are best placed to know what they need, providing support facilitated by industry professionals, experienced tutors and peer mentors. Young people contribute to all that we do and represented by our Youth Management Committee – YMC.

  • Aims

    Community Youth London aims to:

    • Involve young people in all aspects of our work and to continually challenge attitudes of today through understanding and communication with young people.
    • Develop integrated youth support services and offer inclusive, hands-on training and education to young people.
    • Continually develop social inclusion initiatives.
    • Actively seek community partnerships to help create equal opportunities for all young people.
    • Utilise multimedia to address current social issues surrounding young people.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2007

    Registered Charity Number: 1119928

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 07412526545

    Address: Unit 3A Juno Way, London SE14 5RW

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