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The Advocacy Academy

Joined in May 2020

About Us

What? The Advocacy Academy is a transformational Social Justice Youth Organising Movement for young people from South London who are passionate about creating a more fair, just and equal society. It’s the only one of its kind in the UK, but follows in the footsteps of a long line of youth movements who have changed the world. 

Why? For generations young people have been leading the struggle against injustice and inequality. Our voices are needed now more than ever. It’s no secret that mainstream politics doesn’t represent or reflect us, so it’s up to us to change things for ourselves. 

We will not be inheriting this mess. We will be fixing it.

How? The Advocacy Academy is home to the most radical, creative, and powerful youth-led campaigning in the country. Our calendar of programmes range in length from a few days to six months, and cover topics from intersectional feminism (The Sisterhood Academy) to racial equality (The Freedom Fellowship), and almost every issue in between. No matter what social justice programme you’re on, you’ll be trained to make real and lasting change, like the Advocates who came before you - they’ve convinced Lambeth Council to divest from fossil-fuels, secured genuinely affordable homes for local families, sparked a national debate on black representation in the media, convinced KCL to become the first University in the country to collect data on their Latin American students and won a BAFTA for a film on colourism - all before finishing school.

Everyone who applies to join The Advocacy Academy is automatically considered for a place on our Flagship Social Justice Leadership Fellowship. This prestigious six-month course consists of over 400 hours of interactive workshops, speakers, debates and real-life scenarios, where Advocates develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to campaign for change for the rest of their lives. The Fellowship includes three residential retreats, weekly evening gatherings, and intensive campaign coaching.

No matter what programme you’re on, you will work with the UK’s top change-makers to lead grassroots campaigns in your community, deliver speeches in Parliament, take to the streets in direct action, and influence the biggest conversations of the 21st century - like immigration reform, gender equity, mental health, institutional racism, educational equality and affordable housing - and we fight to win.

We must be the dreamers and the doers that build a better world.

What? The Advocacy Academy is a transformational Social Justice Youth Organising Movement for young people from South London who are passionate about creating a more fair, just and equal society. It’s the only one of its kind in the UK, but…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Policy
  • Race & Ethnicity

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