YOU London is a unique partnership of uniformed youth organisations, working together in London for mutual benefit.

2020 saw YOU London gain a new partner, bringing their total to 11 organisations who support the youth community in the capital. YOU London allows young people to make a fantastic change to their life, to make new friends, have some great adventures, develop all sorts of skills and help others.

JLGB joins YOU London

The YOU London board is delighted to announce that the Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade (JLGB) has become a partner organisation of YOU London.

The JLGB is a modern, thriving, innovative, award-winning organisation reaching out to over 4,000 Jewish young people each year, offering them the opportunity to enrich their lives through a diverse range of positive experiences, exciting activities, leadership training and skills development programmes.

The JLGB trains and develops young people of the Jewish faith to reach their potential through active citizenship, within both the Jewish and wider community, empowering them to become future leaders of tomorrow.

In common with other YOU London organisations, JLGB encourages friendship through achievement, recognition and personal development programmes, which prepare and enable young people to develop the essential life skills needed to help their transition from young person to adult life.

Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, said, “I am delighted that the Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade are joining the family of uniformed youth organisations in our great city. Their joining is another step towards inclusivity in the capital.”

Newham Police Cadet wins Met Excellence’s Cadet of the Year award

The event, once again hosted by LBC Radio’s Nick Ferrari, was held virtually on 23rd November and recognised a range of dedicated police work across London in a host of categories. The ceremony was planned for March but had to be cancelled due to Coronavirus.

The winner of this year’s Cadet of the Year Award was Newham Police Cadet, Andreea Vladeanu.

Officers and staff were joined by comedian Stephen Fry and several guest presenters, including London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, London Tonight correspondent Ronke Phillips and criminal barrister and TV personality, Rob Rinder.

Andreea has made an outstanding contribution towards the Voluntary Police Cadets in Newham, showing dedication to tackling youth violence and being an inspirational role model across her community.

When Andreea arrived in the UK from Romania in late 2015 she couldn’t speak English. She joined the police Cadets and quickly volunteered at every event to improve her English and to get to know London and the culture.

Andreea has risen to the rank of Deputy Head Cadet and now leads a team of 40 police Cadets. She is a key member of the Cadet programme and out of 500 police Cadets in Newham is at the top of the table for volunteering.

On receiving the award, Andreea said: “Teamwork is really important for Cadets as it gives us an opportunity to help each other, and it gives me the opportunity of being a great leader. In five years I see myself at university studying international relations and law which will help me with my future career in the Met Police. Receiving this award is a great recognition for the work I do with the Cadets and I’m really proud.”

Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “The awards celebrate the extraordinary work of our people, who day in, day out, work incredibly hard, protecting and serving the people of London. They include real acts of bravery, but also the complete determination it can take to bring offenders to justice.

“It’s about people pushing themselves to be the best in their field; and about those who have gone above and beyond to protect a victim and get the justice they deserve. I am sure, like me, you will be humbled and inspired by their stories.”

Find out more about YOU London, who they are and what they do.