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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.


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.


Tenniswise: Wimbledon 2021


The Youth Charter has campaigned for, and contributed to the improvement of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Participation within British and World Tennis over the past 26 years. This work included the launch of the YC '22' Tenniswise Report at Wimbledon 2015.


YC Newsletter: January to June 2021


The ongoing challenges of the Covid Pandemic have continued to impact on our young people and their communities, with socio-economic inequalities highlighted and increased as a result.


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.


South Africa Youth Day 2021


Today marks the 25th Anniversary of the launch of the Youth Charter's South Africa Office on 16th June 1996, South Africa's Youth Day, which commemorates the Soweto Youth uprising of 1976, when school children took on the Apartheid regime.


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.


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:


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.


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'.


Sport 4 Impact - Sport as a Vehicle for Social Impact


Youth Charter founder and chair, Prof. Geoff Thompson MBE FRSA DL, presents the Global Call 2 Action to "Sport 4 Impact - Sport as a Vehicle for Social Impact" a Global Multi Stakeholder Forum.


Soccerex: A 25 Year Soccerwise Journey


The Youth Charter highlights its work with the Soccerex Global Convention as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary.


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.


Mandela Mile Leadership Programme workshop


The Youth Charter delivered a second Mandela Mile Leadership Programme "Being a Leader - Living our Values" workshop with 30 young leaders from around the world.


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.


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.


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"


YC 2020 Annual Report


2020 has seen the Youth Charter experience an unprecedented year of extraordinary and historical moments in time that leaves us with much to reflect, review and consider.


Mandela Mile Leadership Programme 2021 - Step up, speak out and rebuild our world!


MMLP is a leadership journey, building community, globally.


Youth Charter New Year Message...


As we face on-going uncertainty in the lives of young people and communities and in particular those of disadvantage and disaffection, the Youth Charter continues to plan, prepare and present hope and opportunity for the days, weeks and months that lie ahead.

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