Rise Up

Rise Up is an innovative leadership programme for adult youth practitioners who work directly with London based young people affected by violence.

Over the last three years, Rise Up has demonstrably succeeded in deepening youth practitioners’ skills, networks and practice. Hundreds of alumni continue to use their strengthened knowledge to support young people more effectively.

Three years of impact 2020 – 2023

  • We’ve worked with 268 youth professionals from 28 of the 32 London boroughs.

  • We’ve delivered 216 training modules and 596 coaching sessions.

  • 96% of participants said their expectations had been met.
  • 88% of participants were confident in their professional abilities.
  • 89% of Rise Up alumni agreed that taking part “positively impacted their job prospects”.

Rise Up is delivered by the Leap Confronting Conflict team in partnership with London Youth and Clore Social Leadership and funded by the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU).

Our vision is for a society in which all young people in conflict have routes to positive support that can transform their opportunities, our Rise Up training provides youth practitioners in London with the skills and knowledge to make this a reality.

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The programme has given me layers and depth to my practice. It has really improved my understanding of young people and how my organisation plays a part in their life.

Rise Up Participant

Join Rise Up

Entering its fourth year, Rise Up is now open for applications!

Rise Up – Full

Our Rise Up – Full six month long course provides weekly, term time, core training sessions with the same group of youth practitioners.

It includes a 2-day Youth Mental Health First Aid Training​ course, nine core training modules and 18 additional training sessions.

  • Lasts six months
  • Starts September 2024

Learn more and apply here

Rise Up – Lite

Our Rise Up – Lite ten week long course is designed for youth practitioners who are unable to commit to the Full six month programme.

It includes a 2-day Youth Mental Health First Aid Training​ course and nine core training modules (over ten weeks).

  • Lasts six months
  • Starts late June 2024

Learn more and apply here

We are recruiting learners throughout the year, but strongly advise that you apply early as Rise Up has been oversubscribed for the past three years.

Whilst we are a main consortium partner, applications are administered and shortlisted by the team at London Youth who lead this programme.