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About the National Younger Leadership Groups

The National Younger Leadership Groups formed out of a partnership between the Archbishop of York Youth Trust and the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership. Both organisations strategic plans currently have priorities focused on youth voice, developing student leadership and growing faith amongst young people. In connection with this, the Church of England’s new vision and strategy, led by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell, has a focus on ‘growing younger’, which makes regular consultation and engagement with children and young people for the future vision of the church an absolute necessity.

Every Diocese across the country was invited to join the project, and Diocese Education Teams were asked to nominate young leaders from their school networks to join groups and attend the sessions. There are up to 300 young leaders in total, 100 from primary schools, 100 from secondary and 100 from the further education settings.

NYLG Report 4 - ACTION - April 2022