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The Archbishops' Young Leaders Award exists to see a generation of young people empowered to transform society. Through working in partnership with schools, churches and communities, we develop opportunities for young people to grow in leadership, faith and character.

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Archbishops' Young Leaders Award is now part of Church’s National Education Team

In July 2022, the Young Leaders Award took on a greater national focus as part of the National Society’s responsibility for promoting education in England and Wales. Read the full details by clicking below


Young Leaders Award

The Young Leaders Award is a fully resourced leadership and character education programme designed to be delivered by teaching staff within the classroom. Available at KS1 to Post 16, it has strong links to SMSC, British Values, PSHE, Character Education, Citizenship, RE and SIAMS.

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YLA (Young Leaders Award)
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Our Vision

We believe every young person is unique, of great worth, and has the potential to change our communities for the better. We exist to empower young people to serve their generation, putting the needs of others before themselves.

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Our latest news

AYLA Cymru Launches

AYLA Cymru Launches

July 3, 2024

Archbishops' Young Leaders Award is now available for all Welsh schools

Celebrating World Social Justice Day 2024

Celebrating World Social Justice Day 2024

February 20, 2024

World Social Justice Day is celebrated each year on 20th February, raising awareness of how social justice reduces poverty, strengthens equality, and makes societies better.

Young Leaders raise awareness for local asylum charities

Young Leaders raise awareness for local asylum charities

January 8, 2024

Year 5 Young Leaders at Witton Church Walk Church of England Nursery and Primary School decided they wanted to raise awareness of asylum seekers and homeless people in their local area.

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