FAD works with over 1,000 young people every year through workshops, competitions and volunteering. FAD Leadership Academy aims to get young people from different backgrounds working together in projects that will benefit the wider community.

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The FAD Leadership Academy supported by The City Bridge Trust and Santander Foundation launched in September 2012. After a highly successful start we are happy to announce the launch of our second year.

Taking part in the FAD Leadership Academy allows young people to gain new skills, build in self confidence, and broaden their knowledge which will support them in their future careers – being a part of the FAD Leadership Academy means you will have the opportunity to help other young people in the community by passing on your skills and sharing your own knowledge.

Last year young leaders took part in several exciting projects including a textiles workshops for year 7s at City of London Academy Hackney, a screen printing workshop and visit to parliament with young people from the Who Cares? Trust

They also created FAD Leadership Academy online shop where you can buy handmade shopper bags beautifully designed by the Leadership Academy students themselves ONLINE SHOP. All money raised goes towards running future Leadership Academy projects for young people in the community.



Young leaders will embark on a programme of master classes, workshops and hands-on training. Through the FAD leadership programme they will learn to work both individually and as part of a team, planning and running creative activities which will benefit other young people.


The hope is that the FAD Leadership Academy will bring young leaders of all backgrounds together with a shared aim to increasing learning, citizenship and employability as well as volunteering for young people across London. The young leaders involved will benefit from the support and mentoring of industry professionals and leadership experts.


For more information on the launch or to apply to become a young leader please email FAD: joanne@fad.org.uk