15 August 2011

Payback London

Speaking after this morning's Cobra meeting, the Mayor of London said that young people involved in last week's riots would lose their rights to things like free travel, but could earn them back through restorative justice programmes, like his Payback London scheme.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "One thing we want to explore and what we were just talking about just now in Cobra, is to look at all sorts of ways so that young people in particular who’ve been involved in rioting and looting do not simply walk out and wave two fingers to the authorities and say, 'Well I enjoyed all that, and I haven’t got anything to worry about' or take it as a badge of honour."

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Categories: London, youth | Tags: Cobra, Payback london, Restorative justice

20 July 2011

1,700+ volunteer for Mayor's mentor scheme

Over 1,700 volunteers have pledged to spend their spare time mentoring young black boys in need of strong positive role models through the Mayor’s £1.3 million Mentoring Programme.

This scheme, developed by the Mayor's Mentoring Ambassador and championed by football legend Ian Wright, is a key element of Team London, Boris’s ambitious vision to get more Londoners volunteering and to help tackle some of the city's social issues.

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Categories: London, youth | Tags: Mentor, Team london, Volunteer

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