Our Story

The GLYF started in 2015 and gained charitable status in 2016. The charity aims to provide activities for young people that are fun and educational.

Outcomes for young people aim to build self-esteem and confidence and includes:

Soft skills

  • Improved critical thinking through debating and skills in public speaking
  • Our Youth Board help with decision-making 
  • Making new friends
  • Listening to other points of views
  • Empathy
  • Reduction of postcode biases
  • Development of community
  • Development of participation, routines and commitment
  • Peer support in reducing anxiety and stress

Practical skills

  • The functional skills of reading and writing (script reading and writing)
  • Research skills
  • Developing awareness of cultural, political and social issues
  • Performance, scriptwriting, filming and editing, through our drama and film workshops
  • Teaching, through our English language programme
  • Presenting, social media, interviewing and work experience through our podcast activities (January 2021)


Our team has had years of experience setting up programmes for young people in Brent including the Brent Youth Matters 2 youth forum, later Brent Youth Parliament projects for SEN (Ability), LGBT (Mosaic), Right Track, holiday provision (Brent in Summer), accreditation’s, sport, music, events, DOE, residential experiences, including the BRENT and ETON SUMMER SCHOOL (BESS) and foreign trips (Jamaica, Ghana, Germany, France, Belgium, New York, Poland, Brighton, Wales, Galway).


We are also grateful for the help, advice and training we receive from the Young Harrow Foundation, the Young Brent Foundation, VAH Co-op and London Youth.


Thanks also go to our Youth Board Members:

  1. Tonna Ezeajughi (President)
  2. Raydin Ranasinghe
  3. Leahdona Krasniqi 
  4. Nene Obiajuru 
  5. Armaan Rattu
  6. Fiza Khan
  7. Rehaan Selvanesan
  8. Michael Oluokun