Lewisham Youth Conference 2016 brought more than 400 young people to the Goldsmiths campus in New Cross where they had the chance to learn about their future.
The LYC2016 aims to support young people aged 10-19 and to empower them to take control of their futures with a range of workshops and help on career paths, grants, CVs and volunteering.
The free event was organised by Elevating Success UK, with sponsorship from Lewisham Homes, Family Mosaic, In Flames Radio, JobCentre Plus and more.
For the first time the Community Achievement and Stay Inspired Awards were presented at LYC, and a whole host of speakers and artists lent their support to the event, including host Tommy Xpensive and headline act Paigey Cakey.
Andrew Brown, CEO of Elevating Success UK, said: “This year was even better than last year, with
over 550 people in attendance. The atmosphere all around the building was just awesome.
“What’s even better is that, with over 25 young people involved in the planning of the conference, young people are now taking charge and are asking for more workshops where dreams can be created and passions ignited.”