The Young Citizens are a group of self selecting and self determining young people from Prendergast Ladywellfields College. Founded in 2009 there are now over 200 Young Citizens.
We are positive and proud young people seeking ways to become involved with our community. We work with our Mayors, MP's, Cllrs, London schools, the MET, religious leaders and other community groups.
We are proud supporters of the Jimmy Mizen Foundation and London Citizens, with whom we are working to introduce the City Safe Haven and the Living Wage campaigns to Lewisham and London.
Jimmy Mizen Foundation
Families Unitied - Jimmy's story
We are proud ambassadors of the Philip Lawrence Awards Network.
Philip Lawrence Awards Network
We are also proud ambassadors of the Spirit of London Awards.
Spirit of London awards
We won a Philip Lawrence Award.
We were invited Washington, USA.
We organised the 500 Hands Celebration of City Safe Havens.
We helped secure of £20,000 for local youth provision.
We met with the leaders of the Labour party and the Government.
We met the Mayors of London and Lewisham.
We won a South London Press 'Heroes' award.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."