Youth Work

Youth Work at City Gateway provides a safe and engaging environment for Young People to develop their confidence and individual skillsets. Through tailored and accredited programmes they are able to unlock their potential and apply themselves further through placements and employment.

  • City Gateway provides an excellent environment for service users to meet new people and develop lasting friendships with others who are in the same stage of life.*
  • Participating in courses helps service users improve their self-confidence and develop the tools they need to approach life’s challenges. While at City Gateway, they can establish good habits that will make their lives easier and improve the overall health and well-being for themselves and their families.*

youth work

We run youth services at various sites across the City of London. Our youth centres are accessible to everyone, with qualified staff to support young people. We also run a number of specialised programmes for young people with special needs, looking at issues that affect them.

City of London

We run youth services in the City of London for 10 to 19 year olds every Monday, Thursday and Friday. Alongside drop-in youth work, we also offer residential trips throughout the year. We work at several sites within the City.

City of London Time Credits works in partnership with City Gateway to encourage young people to design and shape services that fit their needs. As a 'thank you', for every hour a young person gives to planning services, they will earn a time credit which can be spent locally on activites and services of others in the network.

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Wednesdays (term time only)

  • Golden Lane
  • Address: Golden Lane Community Centre, Fann Street, EC1Y 0HN
  • Time: 6-8pm
  • Ages: 10-19

We run an action packed drop-in style session with group games and workshops. This is a safe space for young people to play and learn new skills by taking part in creative challenges, sports and healthy eating. We have opportunities to gain accreditations in their areas of interest.

For further information on this project please email:

Thursdays (term time only)

  • Green Box
  • Address: Portsoken Health and Community Centre, 14-16 Little Somerset Street, E1 8AH
  • Time: 7-9pm
  • Ages: 10-19

We have a chilled out session, where young people can come have fun, do sports, cook and play video games.

We want the people who come to Green box to have real control over what we have on offer. So whatever you want to do, we will help you make it happen! Through planning and organising activities you'll get to develop the skills you'll need for the rest of your life.

If you want to get involved, just drop in on Thursdays.

For further information on this project please email:

Fridays (term time only)

  • Artizan
  • Address: Artizan Street Library and Community Centre, Petticoat Street, E1 7AF
  • Time: 6-8pm
  • Ages: 10-19

This is a great informal space for young people to laugh whilst they learn and make new friends.

We run various workshops on healthy eating, dance, careers and more. This is a relaxed drop-in session where young people can take part in group activities such as cooking, having a meal together or sports that often take place in a multi-purpose court a few flights of stairs up from our main room.

For further information on this project please email:

  • Youth Forum
  • Address: The Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH (West Wing entrance)
  • Time: 5:00-6:30pm
  • Ages: 10-19

The Youth Forum runs on the last Monday of the month. This is a place to have your say and be involved in key decisions around your youth service. We aim to develop our young people into a group engaged in the processes that go on behind the scenes. We want to train them up to be able to have a say and make a difference. You will be able to decide on equipment, trips, residentials and more.

In addition time credits are awarded at every session. Time credits can be spent locally on activities and services of others in the network.

For further information on this project please email:

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