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.

We are offering workshops on the asylum process, care system and wellbeing to over 800 16-25 year olds from migrant and refugee backgrounds based in North West and South East London over the next three years.

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

Become a Young Citizens Trainer!

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 to develop your skills in public speaking, workshop facilitation and more
  • Create videos and other resources to help other young people
  • Have fun and make friends!

After completing training you can either:

  • Become a Young Citizens Trainer and run workshops for other young people paid at £10.75 an hour
  • 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.

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.

We currently meet fortnightly on Tuesdays on Zoom

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

Meet Nouh from Coram's Young Citizens project

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If you're interested in joining the Young Citizens project please register your interest below.

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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