Projects based in Waltham Forest

Changes - Our Name is our Aim >> 
A group of year 9 students at Willowfield School in Waltham Forest are working to educate people in their community about the dangers of knife crime.

Movement >> 
In June 2006 16 students from various Year 8 at George Mitchell school in Leyton set up their own Youth Act campaign team. The issue they chose to address is knife crime, an issue they all feel very strongly about.

Understood - Warwick School >> 
Living in Waltham Forest and feeling the current tensions amongst the community and in particular towards the Muslim community in the aftermath of 7/7 and the recent terrorism-related arrests in the area, young people at Warwick School want to bring cohesion and understanding to their community.

Hoods Up >> 
Students and their teachers from Tom Hood School in Waltham Forest chose to focus their campaign on improving the reputation of their school in the local community

Youth Act training and campaigns are running throughout London. A national Youth Act Train the Trainers programme is also available. Please contact the Youth Act team for more information 020 7566 5033 or email Ade Sofola (

This project is based on the internationally successful Youth Act! programme of street law begun by Street Law Inc in the United States (, which has campaigned to increase provision for homeless people, challenge discrimination and reduce gun crime.

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