THE YOUNG CAMDEN FOUNDATION IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING OPPORTUNITIES AND CHOICES FOR OUR LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE.
The foundation is an exciting and innovative new cross-sector partnership, bringing the voluntary and community sector, Camden businesses, funders and the public sector together to support the lives of all young people in Camden. We are committed to improving opportunities and choices for our local Young People and believe they need the chance to learn and have fun within not only families and formal education, but also within their wider communities. We want to enable them to build positive relationships across different ages, cultures and backgrounds which in turn leads to broader networks and increased resilience, confidence and life skills.
The Foundation is a membership based organisation which aims to bring together and support local charities, voluntary organisations and groups that are committed to supporting and empowering our Camden Young People. We believe it is so vital, now more than ever that all of us need to take responsibility for ensuring the best possibly future for young people and we want to make it as easy as possible for everyone in Camden to be a part of this.
We are part of the Young People’s Foundation movement which is already established in a number of London Boroughs and supported by the John Lyons Foundation and we will continue to work together creatively to ensure we are doing the very best job we can. The Foundation model was established as a way of mitigating significant reductions in funding to universal Youth Provision which unfortunately has hit Camden alongside the rest of the United Kingdom. The Young Camden Foundation is part of the wider plan to protect youth services in Camden which was influenced by a huge and passionate response to a consultation by young people which just showed how passionate young people in Camden are about their services and their futures.
If you are a Camden based charity, youth provider, business, faith group or just someone who genuinely wants to be involved in this exciting vision, please get in touch with us and check out our ‘join us’ page