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Our youth leadership and training programme provides several pathways for young people to engage with the wider community.


An award-winning volunteers programme, Changemakers is open to all young people aged 15-24 years.

You will develop your skills in working with other young people, engaging positively with your community and take part in building relationships that lead to meaningful change. Expenses provided.
If you would like to become a Changemaker, please tell us a bit about yourself by clicking the button below. We will invite you to meet us and learn about our work and also find out what interests you.
Read a blog post by Sia Musa - a Changemaker.

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tagz in circle

Work experience

We offer work experience opportunities for students in the local area. Young people can speak to us directly or we are happy to connect with schools and local authority about arranging placements for groups of young people.
During work experience, young people will learn what happens behind the scenes in community arts and engagement settings. They will work directly with all members of our team to experience creative and administrative aspects of the work, as well as connect with our research projects and lend their insights into shaping youth-centred programmes.
Please note that spaces are limited and we offer priority spaces to members of Second Wave. Joining Second Wave is free, click here to see the current programmes and book a workshop space. You can also contact us to find out more.

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Critical Encounters: Young People and the Police

At Second Wave, we have organised regular workshops and other community-based activities involving the police for 19 years. Officers attend these workshops as a matter of choice in casual plain clothes.
This approach offers young people the opportunity to strengthen their professional skills and influence positive changes in the community in a safe, creative space.
If you would like to take part in Critical Enoucnters, please fill out our form by clicking the button below. Our friendly team will get in touch to organise a meeting with you. We would like to know more about you, your interests and experiences and share more information about our work with you.
Open to all local young people aged 15 - 24 years.
Click to get in touch with us.

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Get in touch

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Please tell us your name and contact details and what you are interested in. If you are writing on behalf a of a young person, please also include your own contact details.


Look out for our welcome email + phone call. If you dont receive it in some time, be sure to check your spam. You can always call us too on 020 8694 2444 or text / WhatsApp us on 07943 201307.

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