YoungStars is a group of youngsters who won a business / enterprise competition run by the University of East London as part of Global Enterprise Week. The ‘YoungStars’ brand concept is based on the Olympic Ideals of Courage, Equality, Respect, Friendship & Determination, and encouraging others to reject all forms of violence, gangs and street crime by bringing the voice of the vast majority of peaceful and positive young people to the fore and engaging in Social Enterprise Activities.
Working with Catalyst In Communities, UEL and Peace One Day, YoungStars have put together a PEACE PLEDGE that was formally launched at the Peace Day Concert at the O2 on World Peace Day – 21st September 2011.
The media tells us that youngsters are responsible for lots of crime and other antisocial activities – through the YoungStars vision we want to celebrate the positive aspects of youth! We need to show that we can make a
positive change, that we are YoungStars!
We bring together young people who have offended, or who have been victims, witnesses or otherwise
affected by crime & engage them in positive and enterprising activities to make sure that our belief that every young person is a star can be realised – We are YOUNGSTARS!