Young people

East London has a thriving, diverse and young population. Young people played a vital role in staging the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we want to ensure that they keep having a say in the future of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding area.

Working together with local organisations, we’re running several projects that enable young people to play a key part in the regeneration of their local area, whilst also providing them with valuable skills, experience and routes to employment.

  • The Legacy Youth Voice (formerly the Legacy Youth Panel) is a panel of young diverse group, bursting with ideas and insights, helping to shape the future of the Park and creating opportunities for young east Londoners. Formed four years prior to the London 2012 Games, the project harnesses young people's interest and enthusiasm, and enables them to make a valuable contribution to the regeneration of east London.

    Every year since 2008, we recruit 30 new members aged between 14 and 18 from Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. We now have almost 200 members. 

    The Legacy Youth Voice is Representing, Engaging and Inspiring young east Londoners, providing them with the opportunity to be a youth voice into and out of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Legacy Youth Voice has already had a significant impact on the development of the Park and the surrounding area, including the innovative designs of the Timber Lodge and The Podium. They have recently elected 10 panel members to form a Youth Board to provide a link between the Youth Voice and the Legacy Corporation, sharing information and giving feedback to help inform key priority areas.

    The aim of the Youth Panel is to:

    • Influence and shape the Park
    • Review and input into design plans and strategy documents
    • Be the voice out to young people about what is happening in the Park
    • Help to develop opportunities for young people to get involved in the Park
    • Provide development and personal growth opportunities for young people involved in the group

    Members of the Legacy Youth Voice gain valuable practical skills and experience in a range of areas, including: group and team work; communication and presenting; event planning; and urban design and planning. Many of our members have developed strong CVs and found part-time work as a result of the programme, whilst others have gone on to study at university. Some have gone on to work or volunteer at the Park.

    Join the 2018 Legacy Youth Voice!

    Are you ready to be the youth voice in and out for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park? 

    Do you have what it takes by:

    Representing – the views of young east London
    Engaging – in plans for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
    Inspiring – young people to get involved?

    This is a unique opportunity to be an ambassador for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and a chance to represent young east London! 

    To find out more get in touch with us, either via email at lyv@wearekaizen.co.uk or text/call Dena on 07850 653 313

    This is an amazing opportunity and we are now accepting applications. Applications can be made online here. Paper copies of the application form can be downloaded here and emailed/posted back to us. All applications must arrive by Sunday 3 December 2017.


    The Legacy Youth Panel is currently managed by Kaizen Partnership with partners on behalf of the London Legacy Development Corporation. 

  • Since 2011, we’ve been partnering with community youth radio station Reprezent 107.3 FM to offer young people the exciting opportunity to learn radio broadcast skills and gain a voice in their community. Participants between the ages of 16 and 25 from Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest are invited to become a part of the Voice of East London radio production team and benefit from the opportunity to gain:

    • Intensive radio skills training
    • AQA Qualifications
    • Arts Awards
    • Experience in producing panel and feature shows
    • Experience in developing content for the Legacy Youth Radio website

    The project has already provided young east Londoners with a platform to voice their thoughts and feelings on issues important to them, including the London 2012 Games and the legacy plans for the Park. This has included interviews with London Legacy Development Corporation staff, local MPs and members of the public, as well as a number of artists and sport stars, such as Trevor Nelson, Tessa Sanderson and Kelly La Rock.

    If you would like to listen to some of the work being done, please click here.

    The Voice of East London team have their very own state-of-the-art radio studio at 3 Mills Studios where training and production takes place. To become a member of the Voice of East London team, please click here.

    For more information, please visit the Reprezent 107.3 FM website.

  • The Legacy Corporation supports UpRising, a UK-wide youth leadership development organisation. 

    To find out more about their work in east London, which aims to equip talented young people from diverse backgrounds with the skills, experience and confidence they need to become the leaders of tomorrow, visit http://www.uprising.org.uk/london.

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