London Youth is celebrating two important milestones in 2017 – 130 years of championing outstanding youth work across the capital and 70 years of HRH Prince Philips patronage of the organisation.
To mark these two special anniversaries Copenhagen Youth Project, as a current holder of the Silver London Youth Quality Mark, have been invited for a celebration event in the presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T on Wednesday 31st of May at Buckingham Palace. Stephen Griffith – Project Director and Anthony Ikenwe – Young person will be attending
London Youth was founded in 1887 because the individual youth organisations of the day thought they were stronger by working together. Since the 1880s much has changed for young Londoners, but community youth organisations have provided a constant lifeline, a vital safe space beyond the family and formal education, where young people can develop the confidence and skills they need to become successful adults.
Over seven decades Prince Philip has kindly taken the time to visit over 120 of our members and their projects across London – encouraging and inspiring thousands of young people in the process. On this very special occasion we will be taking our work to him bringing together some of our wonderful supporters as well as young people and youth workers to enjoy a range of activities in the Palace Gardens from climbing and fencing to being Mayor for the day.