Young Roots was founded in 2004. We work in London, and in partnership with community-based organisations in Lebanon and Nepal, to provide support and activities for young refugees and asylum seekers.
Our mission is to improve the well-being and life chances of young refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and overseas.
Our vision is of a world in which all young refugees and asylum seekers can realise their rights and fulfil their potential.
Our ambition is to be respected and known for our innovative and participatory approach to young refugees and asylum seekers self-advocacy and learning.
You can see our most recent annual report here.
Our Commitment to Youth Participation
Young people’s participation is fundamental to our approach. We involve young people in the development, planning and delivery of our work, as well as in the recruitment of new staff members. Our group’s members consult their peers, choose activities and trips and help plan events. We take feedback and ideas from young people very seriously.
Read more about our commitment to youth participation at Young Roots.