One of the earliest interventions by the Youth Charter involved a reciprocal visit by a group of young people from Hulme and Moss Side to Los Angeles. A group of 20 Los Angelina’s initiated a visit to the UK following the 1993 LA riots. The group representing the most diverse multi - cultural group of young people to leave American shores visited the UK to develop the leadership and experience that would see them return to their communities better equipped to assist their development and every day life.

 

The purpose of the exchange was to provide each young person with a sporting, artistic, cultural, political and economic experience that will result in a rewarding personal and positive contribution to their communities. In particular the young people would see the role that sport and arts was playing in one of the most socially disadvantaged neighbourhood communities where anti social and gang culture was sadly a way of life.

YC Spirit of Hulme & Moss Side Tour of LA Report (1994)

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