"The true measure
of a nation’s standing
is how well it attends
to its children."





Our vision is for leadership development to become a part of every young person’s educational journey, inspiring the next generation with the passion, confidence and ability to take the lead in organisations, in society, in their local communities and in their own lives.

Leadership Development
for Young People

The Youth Leadership Trust was set up in 2012 to bring together resources, programmes and methodologies to support schools and colleges to embed personal leadership development across the curriculum for all young people.

We aim to bring together ideas, forward thinking, shared methodologies and inspirational projects that already exist in disparate places in education and other spheres. A practical challenge facing those who wish to contribute to improvements in the development of young people is that numerous successful initiatives that already exist operate in isolation, with limited scope to bring about large scale and lasting change in educational thinking, or in the attitudes and behaviours of school leavers.

Our work will support schools and universities to develop self-awareness and leadership potential in students through the creation of an innovative curriculum model informed by the latest thinking in education, learning and development, the business sector and psychology.