UpRising is a UK-wide youth leadership development organisation. Our mission is to open pathways to power and opportunities for a diverse range of talented young people. We equip them with the knowledge, networks, skills, and confidence to reach their potential and transform their communities for the better.
UpRising was developed and launched by the Young Foundation in 2008 in East London. The programme expanded into Birmingham in 2010, Bedford in 2011 and Manchester in 2012. UpRising aims to expand to other major cities across the UK in the future.
UpRising has worked with over 450 young adults over the past five years and continues to work with and develop its Emerging Leaders Network.
Our Patrons are Prime Minster David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband.