Young people are at the root of our success, influencing our evolvement and development and now we are expanding into London. Youth Zones will help make an incredible difference to the long-term economic, social and wellbeing of the Capital. Watch our latest video of our London launch event at the Guildhall.

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Empowering young people

Too many young people, particularly those from socially and economically deprived areas, feel abandoned with little to do and less to look forward to. At OnSide, we know they are all brimming with potential – they just need the right offer to unlock it.

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Meet Rasheed, 18 and hear about how The Factory Youth Zone has impacted on his life

Nicola Brentnall

Hear thoughts from Nicola Brentnall MVO, Director – The Queen’s Trust

We’re on the right path

81.5% of young people say that their local area offers very little to do outside of school, and 66.2% spend most of their leisure time in their bedroom. This is why OnSide exists, with the ambitious aim to help young people grow into healthier, happier and more aspirational adults.

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Destined for greater things

The future prosperity of the country depends upon improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people. We must reach young people most in need. Our priority is to establish Youth Zones where they will have the greatest impact.

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John Roberts

Hear the thoughts of John Roberts, Founder and CEO of ao.com

Ross Warburton

Hear from our dedicated supporter and Trustee, Ross Warburton, Executive Director – Warburtons

Together, we're leading the way

Through the OnSide model, we are together creating a proud legacy which is accountable and has proven impact on young peoples’ lives, as well as the communities they live in.

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Visionary local authorities are already investing in Youth Zones and we’re now inviting leaders of the business community to step forward. An investment in Youth Zones across the UK sends a clear message to our young people that ‘we are investing in you and we believe in you’.

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