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youth activism training

TCC believes that young people have the right to access the tools and skills to enact change for good in their community.  

Our training assists in enabling youth-led social change, and supports young people in identifying the issues that affect their lives - to help young people to think about the complexities involved in inequality and injustice and focus on things that can be changed.



As community organisers, we support young people to identify issues, engage in power mapping, undertake research, organise and chair meetings and events.  


We show you how to identify allies, power holders, and decision makers - fostering realtionships is key to the organising process. 

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Through their work with the TCC alliance, young people can improve their confidence, knowledge, skills and peer networks to create change.


As future changemakers, young people will then have the skills and knowledge to tackle inequality and injustice in the future.   

“The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reins. Yet the fact is that society is not running itself nicely [...] For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.” 

 ― Alvin Toffler

what we provide

school groups

Young participants are trained in community organising and supported to campaign on these issues to make an active change, challenging powerholders and decision-makers. 

youth in action

This group brings together young people from TCC member groups and schools to work on issues important to them - such as Healthy Minds Haven, and  #NoHungryLearners, as well as take part in training and learning sessions on organising, communication, democracy, and power. 



Our leaders and adult-led member groups work side by side with young leaders through planning and strategy groups where they share knowledge and contacts that they have acquired through years of activism. 


We work with partners  who use a well-being approach and through our training develop a self-care tool kit. We facilitate young activists’ circle of care meetings, and create risk assessments for all activities and actions - this functions as part of our safeguarding policy and practice.

how to join


Young people under 14-30 who would like to join Youth in Action, become a Young Leader or engage in other TCC activities, will need a parent /carer to complete the permission form by clicking on the button below.  TCC staff will then be in contact to say hello and confirm the arrangements. 

To find out more, contact:

Ruth Marshall 

Youth & Community Organiser 

01978 262588 

Our work with young people is funded by the Paul Hamlyn and Esmée Fairbairn Foundations through the Act for Change Fund.

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