Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award

Posted on September 29, 2011 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN, Young Leaders,

Hello, I'm brand new to this site, but there's a brill new resource I'd like you to be aware of. The Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award is taking off like mad at the moment, so I thought I'd better get on here and tell you all about it! It can be run at KS3 or KS4, as a twilight session, in form period, or even out of school time. Basically it combines learning about faith heroes with actual social action and doing. Young people learn what Bono's faith means to him, or Andy Hawthorne's or The Archbishop's or even Mother Theresa's, they then make contact with an organisation they want to help, and in term three they go off and do!

We're hearing amazing stories of young people leading the fight to re-pace an area after seeing an elderly person fall to the floor, young people beginning to help in Hospices, Care Homes, Nursing Homes and other places - all wearing their Youth Trust hoodies, and all BEING THE CHANGE THEY WANT TO SEE!

There's more about this on our website but I'd be really delighted to chat here about it to anyone at all. The only thing I would want to make clear is that as a charity any profits from this award are ploughed back into the poorest communities in the north of England, so it's not about making money it's about making a difference.


Rob Rolls
Youth Trust Director.