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Young Advisors are young people aged between 15 and 24, who stimulate social action by showing community leaders and decision makers how to engage young people in community life, local decision making and improving services.

Working through a social enterprise model, we deliver public service reform helping direct limited resources to where it is needed most.

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Young Advisors Highly Commended

We're delighted to announce that Young Advisors have been recognised twice in November for being a social enterprise that inspires young people and has high impact in social justice! Find out more in our awards page!

Southwark Young Advisors Are Winners!

StreetBase are Finalists

The Southwark Young Advisors StreetBase Project has won the prestigious National Personal Safety Awards 2014. Since 2009 the Street Base Team has been the bridge between the young people and services. The team engage with young people of all ages to find out about their interests and sign-post them on to or into appropriate services or support.

Rachel Griffin, Director of the Suzy Lamplugh trust said: “The awards are a fantastic way to highlight good practice across all sectors and to recognise the hard work of various individuals and agencies that promote and ensure personal safety. We have had an unprecedented amount of nominations and our finalist really are inspiring and I am pleased we are giving people a chance to celebrate all they have achieved.”

RoundUp has been Launched!

A huge thank you to all the guests that came to our launch event today. We'll be getting all the photos from the event on our Facebook page as soon as we get them sorted! In the meantime, why not click the link below to find out a little more about how we're using tech to celebrate the brilliance of young people!

Sefton Young Advisor Joanne Lee is inspirational!

Joanne Lee, Sefton Young Advisor and care leaver has picked up an award for being the national Inspirational Young Woman for 2014! We're totally proud of her, and know that this award will be added to her trophy cabinet for being a pretty awesome person all-round!

Gary is awarded in MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2014

On June 14th, it has been anounced that the CEO of the Young Advisors Charity, Gary Buxton, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014.

Gary said: "I'm proper chuffed" and Gary's mum ending up crying she was so proud! There's a bit more information at the link above, but it goes without saying that the award would not have been possible without the amazing Young Advisors network!

Impact Report for 2014

Communicating our social impact and effectiveness is an essential part of our business development. This year, thanks to investment from both Esmée Fairbairn and support from Social Business Trust, we are able to start reporting on a more sophisticated range of impact measurements. Why not check out our Impact Report for 2014 to learn more about what we do and how well we do it!

Young Advisors Launches RoundUp web app on its 1st Birthday

With such a big network of teams we were struggling to hear and see all of the work they were getting up to. We knew it was being shared on social media, so we decided to build a tool that could gather those posts so we could showcase the work of the teams and reward and recognise it. We called the tool RoundUp and we will be celebrating it's 1st Birthday on 24th June so it seems fitting to invite some friends along and share what we have done and what we are doing to make it even more powerful.

Southwark Young Advisors Win!

A huge congratulations to the Southwark Young Advisors who have picked up the Innovation In Service Delivery Award from Southwark Borough Council. This is an award which is voted on by all of the staff at the council, which makes us even more proud of their achievement. Why not follow what the Southwark team are up to on their RoundUp Page?

Maisie Climbs New Heights

Maisie Vollans Climbs to New Heights

Waltham Forest Young Advisor Maisie is rock climbing for a MASSIVE six hours non-stop to raise money for the charity. We'd LOVE IT if you sponsored her!

Jenny Southern Attends The Hague for Young Advisors

Jenny Southern attends The Hague for Young Advisor

Learn more about Jenny's recent trip to the Hague to give a young person's perspective on Citizenship Education!

Merton Young Advisors Win an Excellence Award!

Merton Young Advisors

Massive Congratulations to the Young Advisors team in Merton, who have picked up an Excellence Award from their local council.

Young Advisors Secures Investment from Social Business Trust

Social Business Trust

We are delighted to announce that Young Advisors is joining the investment portfolio of Social Business Trust. With 120 days of professional support and a cash injection of £15,000 from the trust and its partners – Bain and Company, British Gas, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, EY, Permira, and Thomson Reuters – Young Advisors will be able to provide more opportunities through their network of national teams.

For more, see the press release on the Social Business Trust website.

Addressing Betting Shops & ASB

Find out how the Merton Young Advisors team are working to improve their high street by addressing issues surrounding local betting shops.

Merton Young Advisors