Young People

In 2017/18, 152 young people participated in our youth activities, including ESOL, mentoring, and artistic workshops

Young migrants that have recently arrived in the UK often wait many months for a school place and suffer isolation due to a lack of information and specialised services available.

The Latin American Youth Forum (LAYF) is a youth-led initiative with the aim of helping young people aged 13 to 19 to become more actively involved in their community. In addition, the project helps participants to maximise their potential and move into education, training or employment.

Today our youth project provides:

  • 4 hours per week of creative English classes using  real life learning tools, delivered specifically for young people by a CELTA-certified teacher trained in safeguarding;
  • 4 hours per week of artistic and engaging sessions aiming to build confidence, fight isolation and discourage anti-social behaviours.
  • In-depth 1:1 education, training and employment mentoring one to one sessions delivered at different times of the week.

Our youth project emphasises personal development and aims to explore the full potential of each participant. Through this project, young people can access English lessons and gain valuable transferable skills, such as film making, photography and event organisation.

In 2017/18, we delivered 100+ hours of education and career mentoring, engaged 50 young people in our creative workshops and supported 23 to organise IRMO’s annual Together as One festival, a multi-sensory day-long feast of music, spoken word, dance, theatre, debates and workshops.

We are excited to deliver this project as part of a consortium called Building Young Brixton (BYB), which is co-led by 9 Lambeth-based organisations, providing a broad and diverse offer.  See ‘Our Funders and Partners’ for more information.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Ludovica Picone at If you love working with young people, why not also consider joining our volunteer team

Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organization