Youth Charter News
A Youth Charter Global Message...
The UN Sport for Development and Peace Day is now a permanent fixture on the annual global calendar marking the now established movement that sees sport provide social and human hope and opportunity in the cultural, economic and even political improvement in the lives of young people and communities.
An Active Future: Youth Forum to co-create an active generation
The Youth Charter will be hosting the ‘An Active Future: Youth Forum to co-create an active generation’ webinar from 12.30 to 14.00 (CET) / 13.30 to 15.00 (GMT) on Thursday 8th July, as part of the WHO ReINVENT & ReBUILD Webinar Series. If you would like to join the webinar please got to the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/ybye4efe
Barking & Dagenham Community Campus Launched
The Youth Charter has teamed up with Barking & Dagenham Council to provide an innovative and exciting one-stop digital platform for organisations working with young people and communities to provide networking, leadership of sport, art, culture and digital activities and re-engage all those who have been affected during the pandemic.
Carbonwise article for Unlock Net Zero by YC Chair Prof. Geoff Thompson MBE FRSA DL
The ongoing issues and challenges of climate change, carbon zero footprint, the language, the culture and the societal changes that are now required for future generations have never been more critical in these uncertain and challenging times.
Euro 2020: Soccerwise Interactive Education Pack
With the postponed UEFA Euro 2020 tournament kicking off this week the Youth Charter is putting its Soccerwise Interactive Education Pack on offer for £1. All purchases will go to supporting our #LegacyOpportunityforAll National and Global #Call2Actions. Do please Get Involved and support our work.
George Floyd - Sport, Race and Opportunity?
Today marks the first anniversary of the George Floyd killing and the resulting global response to a racial inequality that shook the world. In the past 12 months there has been social, cultural, economic, and political debate, discussion, and dialogue primarily in the USA and the UK with global activism continuing to mark an historic moment in time that has since highlighted all issues of inequality irrespective of race, creed, colour, belief, or identity.
Global sports stars back the ‘Lloyd Cowan Bursary’ to support the next generation of UK athletes
Sprint legend Usain Bolt, London 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Britain's fastest woman, Dina Asher-Smith, are amongst the track and field superstars supporting the launch of the 'Lloyd Cowan Bursary'.
Is Team GB still too white and suburban?
On the eve of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, where the global campaign and fight for equality was launched on behalf of its 1.3bn disabled citizens, the Youth Charter reveals its response to the racial inequality concerns raised by Sport England’s Board Member, Chris Grant, who challenged the historic Team GB medal haul successes as being “to white and suburban” with “massive underrepresentation” of the UK’s diverse social and cultural communities.
Olympic Day 2021
Today is Olympic Day 2021. The Youth Charter launched in 1993 as a legacy of the Manchester 2000 Olympic Bid and has campaigned and promoted the role and value of sport, art, culture and digital technology in the lives of disaffected young people from disadvantaged communities nationally and internationally.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opens and WHO YC Webinar Report Launched
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Open today in the midst of a global pandemic which means that there will be no supporters in the stadiums and arenas to witness the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the 11,500 athletes taking part, but none the less, delivering the postponed games is an achievement itself.
Tokyo 2020: #Fight4theStreets
Today marks 50 days until the Opening Ceremony of the XXXII Tokyo Olympiad. Since its cancellation and rescheduling from last year, at the time of a global pandemic 14 months on, the world received confirmation this morning from the IOC and Japanese Government that the Games will definitely go ahead.
Youth Charter Calls for a '#LegacyOpportunity4 All' on its 28th Anniversary...
Today not only marks a year since the first national lock down, but also the 28th Anniversary of the Youth Charter. After three decades of hard work, this International Charity and United Nations NGO maintains the same drive and focus that the organisation had when it was launched 28 years ago. But, as Founder & Chair of the Youth Charter, Geoff Thompson points out, "although we note 28 years of our work, a unified and coordinated Action Plan is as vital as ever. We must continue to address the youth disaffection and disadvantage that still provokes gang-related violence and loss of life on the nation’s streets and communities to provide a #LegacyOpportunity4All"