Our flagship leadership programme, Lead and Be Led, has developed 100s of young people to make real changes to their lives and communities.

  • 30

    Young leaders per year

  • 10

    Volunteers per year

  • 10

    Social action Projects per Year

  • 120

    Young leaders Developed

What is Lead and Be Led?

ATM developed the Young Leaders ‘Lead and be Led’ project in 2017 to enhance the skills of young people to realise their potential through their asset-based and become young ambassadors within their communities. The model aimed to develop young people who then share their skills with their peers. The project focused on core skills and attributes needed in today’s society which emphasises social and emotional competencies, including self-awareness, collaboration, empathy, relationship-building, and the ability to lead through authenticity rather than by authority. This means that we want young people to lead with kindness and earned respect rather than privilege or inequality.

What Lead and Be Led does for youth?

We believe that working to our strengths develops our potential. That is why our leadership programme aims to bring out the very best in each young person to ensure that they access the opportunities to improve their lives. Our mission of creating fairer communities free of tribalism is rooted in improving life chances for young people to steer them away from divisive ideals.

The Lead and Be Led program takes place throughout the year with young people aged 16-24. Our participants take part in exclusive face-to-face and/or online training to hone their ability to manage projects, contribute to public debates, build ideas and relationships, gain employment and bring about a wider change in society. The benefits of participating are developing clear skills needed for employment, increasing your network, accessing opportunities, and finally using everything you learn to become a better leader.

ATM believes that every young person is a born leader. With the right support, encouragement, tools, and opportunities a young person can be confident enough to speak up, make changes, and pursue their aspirations despite social and economic barriers.

This project supports young people by providing the following:

  • A leadership toolkit to aid young people once they complete the workshops
  • 1-to-1 mentoring and youth support
  • CV and cover letter training
  • Access to exclusive opportunities and training (employment, volunteering, and internships)
  • Campaign and project management development
  • Specialised skills support
  • Community engagement support
  • Skills to bridge the gap between young people and stakeholders

Check out what some of our beneficiaries had to say about Lead and Be Led.

This course has changed my perception of leadership and I am now aware of how I can be a leader on a personal level”

I’ve learned how to be myself more after joining Lead and Be Led. It gave me the confidence I didn’t know I had”

“I recommend every young person to join Lead and Be Led because it helped me work on my time management, decision making and speaking skills which I always found difficult”

How to join?

Do you have what it takes to become a young leader? If you are a Londoner and aged 16‐24 – we want to hear from you by completing this form!

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