Young Citizens

Young Citizens is Coram's award-winning programme for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds aged 16-25. 

Young Citizens


Young Citizens Trainers co-design and run workshops for other young people who are new to the country. They share their experiences to help others make positive lives for themselves in London.

Workshops aim to increase young people's wellbeing and knowledge of their rights. Topics are:

  • The Asylum Process for Young People
  • Your Rights as a Care Leaver
  • Skills for Wellbeing
  • Building your Support Network

If you're interested in hosting a workshop at your college, local authority or youth group in Barnet, Brent, Harrow, Lewisham, Lambeth or Southwark please contact

“Young people leading is something very powerful - they are the special thing, they are the power. Their story is so inspiring. It’s so great to hear their stories and see their confidence to deliver the session and hear where they’ve got to”. Youth Worker from Barnet

Thank you to Young Londoner's Fund and John Lyon’s Charity for making this programme possible.


Find out about our previous projects

Young Citizens Trainers

Coram's Young Citizens Trainers share their experiences to inspire and empower other young people. In this video they share what they've learned, how they've made a difference and what the programme means to them:

Meet Nouh from Coram's Young Citizens project

Join us!

Are you aged 16-25 and from a migrant or refugee background? Want to use your experiences to inspire and empower other young people? Join us!

You will: 

  • Get training in public speaking, workshop facilitation and more
  • Run workshops & events to help other young people from similar backgrounds
  • Have fun and make friends!

Training will be at Coram's offices on: Saturday 29th January, Saturday 5th February, Saturday 12th February, Thursday 17th February (during half term)

It is free to take part and all travel/food expenses are covered.

After completing training you can either:
• Become a Young Citizens Trainer and run workshops for other young people paid at £10.85 an hour (workshops are mainly Monday - Friday during the day or evening)
• Become a Young Citizens Training Volunteer and support the delivery of workshops for other young people on a voluntary basis. This is for young people who are less confident and would like to support workshops before becoming a workshop leader.

It is free to take part and all travel/food expenses are covered.

After the training we will meet up monthly on Saturday afternoons.

You will also be offered opportunities to design and run workshops for professionals and to share your views with government, social services and others to create change.

If you have any questions, please email or call 0207 7239 7522.

Deadline to apply: Midnight on Monday 17th January 2022

Privacy notice

Please make sure you have read the privacy notice before applying. Then simply fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

We ask for your date of birth so we can make sure you are eligible for our programmes and to make sure that we follow the right processes to support you in line with your age.

We ask for your age, gender, ethnicity and country of origin so that we can evaluate our programmes and make sure we’re working with a diverse range of young people.

Read the privacy notice here


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