Creating lasting change with Team London
It’s always exciting to see your vision for a brighter future being brought to life. Whether it’s in your school, or in your local community. The Team London Young Ambassadors Programme has been helping make that a reality for young people across the capital.
Supported by Unilever and run in partnership with Free The Children and the Mayor of London, the programme has to date seen participation from more than 1,000 schools. This has meant that a massive 190,000 young people have been engaged with the project in their local communities.
From tackling bullying to raising awareness of homelessness, the scheme is truly creating a lasting positive impact; 95 percent of teachers stated that students were more enthusiastic about learning at school due to their participation in the programme.
The ambition doesn’t just end there, though. Through the continued support from Unilever and charity, Spirit of 2012, the Mayor’s programme aims to be offered to every London state school by 2017. This means every school child from Aldgate to Angel and Wimbledon to West Ham will have the chance to get involved and make a real difference in their local area.
For the second year running in the UK, those that have been giving up their time to give something back as part of the programme have also earned their ticket to Free The Children’s signature youth empowerment event, We Day. Rooted in the belief that every young person has the power to change the world, We Day brings a generation of young leaders together to prove that no-one is alone in their desire for change. Empowering young people to influence the most pressing local and global issues of our time, We Day celebrates the potential of young people to create the change they want to see.