Series of Events to celebrate 10 years of Young Hackney

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, with the new  hackney Youth Parliament

Hackney Council will be celebrating ten years of its pioneering Young Hackney youth service, with a series of special events, including a circus themed fun day, track cycling, a play day and many more activities, kicking off from the first week of the summer holidays in July.

Young Hackney launched in September 2011 aiming to help all of Hackney’s young people to enjoy their youth, and become independent and successful adults. Highlights include launching a dedicated sports unit in 2012 the year of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, opening Hackney’s Forest Road Youth Hub and renovating the Parkside Youth Club, later renamed The Edge Youth Hub.

Young Hackney has continued to offer a flexible service, despite the pandemic, launching a virtual youth hub in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and reaching out to young people through street-based youth work. It has provided early help and support for young people and has developed a specific service for young carers, also improving the ways young people can access mental health support. It has also continued to champion young people’s rights and hear their voices.

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney
I’m so proud of all the brilliant work the Young Hackney service has done over the past ten years for Hackney’s young people and the borough. As a service that puts young people at the heart of its focus, we have had a lot to celebrate and reflect on since we launched.  Over the past two years especially with the pandemic we have strived to show great commitment in running this service to help our young residents develop their skills, ambitions and provide universal youth work opportunities. Our extensive school holiday programme delivers a varied programme of activities, events and opportunities, for all age groups and abilities.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney