“London, city of three hundred languages, classroom of the world, capital of the world, a whole world inside the M25.”
U2’s Bono (Paul David Hewson)
Twickenham Stadium • 8 July 2017
A Global City
Approximately 1.5 million young people.
From challenges such as mental health and knife crime to the opportunities of growing up in a world-recognised cultural, political and economic capital with global connections, there’s immense need as well as potential to make a difference in the lives of the diverse young people of London.
It’s a global city.
One of the first four cities of Young Life’s Global Cities initiative, along with New York, Hong Kong & Los Angeles.
The Story So Far
The current ministry in Central London began in 2015 when a group of concerned adults began meeting weekly to pray for some young people in Westminster and invited Young Life International staff to start a club for 11 - 14 year olds in St. John’s Wood.
After establishing strong and healthy ministry there, with clubs and bible studies for both 11 - 14s and 14 - 18s, as well as a team of staff and volunteer leaders spending time building relationships with young people and a supportive adult committee, opportunities to begin in other London boroughs have arisen.
Hope for the Future
Now, there are caring adults from the community, other charities and churches, inviting Young Life International to begin working with young people in more London boroughs, such as:
Barking & Dagenham
Where We Are (London)
With potential to begin in 6 new boroughs and additional neighbourhoods across the capital, Young Life International is seeking a London Director.
For more details about the role, get in touch.
Connect with Us
Meet One of the Team
Get In Touch (London)
Global Cities: London
Tate Johnston holds a BA in Economics with distinction from the University of Virginia and an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies with an emphasis in Children at Risk.
Tate has lived in the UK with his wife since 1999. Over that time, he has held various roles including working directly with young people, programme director for summer camps, Area Director - London International Schools and UK Director of Operations. His current focus is on growing the work of Young Life International in London.