I choose to make a difference


93,000 young people (aged 18 and under) live in Croydon – that’s more than any other London borough and over one-fifth of the population. Young people have a strong voice in Croydon and can really make a difference.

Young people have a right to be heard and have a say in the decisions that affect them. At the first Youth Congress – young people said being successful and staying safe were their top two priorities – you can see images from the congress at www.flickr.com/photos/yourcroydon/albums/72157683779034261

Choose to get involved with the youth council

Go to www.croydon.gov.uk/democracy/dande/youth-democracy/youth-council for details of how to get involved.

Choose to volunteer

Volunteering gives back to the local community and can look great on your CV. You can find out about volunteering opportunities with CVA www.cvalive.org.uk/volunteering/want-to-volunteer

Choose what you can do

I choose to learn new skills

I choose to train for a good job

I choose to have a life, not a knife