Preventing young people
from becoming involved in crime.

"In over 20 years service, YLYC is the most effective and interactive schools project I have experienced".

- Chief Inspector, Dan Thorpe


What is Your Life You Choose?

YLYC is a Schools Educational project principally focused on 11 and 12 year olds.

The Project provides a day-long programme, normally hosted by your local school. You can find Project Days being run across the country, but if you don’t have one locally, think about starting one up where you are.

The Project Day brings together a host of agencies and individuals who speak to the students about the consequences and impact of crime on the young offender, the victim, and the families of both, together with the wider community .

At the end of the Project Day, pupils are given a ‘helpline‘ card with details of where they can seek help and support if they feel they cannot turn to their parents, the school or any other responsible adult.

Both pupils and teachers feedback their reaction to the day . Have a look at what goes into these evaluations.



YLYC Pride of Brent Community Champion of the Year Award

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Watch the DVD Storyline

The YLYC DVD storyline is now available for viewing.  

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All news and articles can be found on our updates page

YLYC photo galleries

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I’m interested! How do I get involved?

1) Register your interest via our online form.

2) Find and visit a Project Day near you? Prior booking essential. Details of these can be found on our teams page.

3) If you can’t find a project near you, not sure where to start. Get in touch with us.

What people are saying

John Bache JP, National Chair of the Magistrates Association, says, “YLYC is a valuable initiative, giving young people important information about the effects crime has on young offenders and victims and the potential choices they make have on themselves and […]

Magistrates Association Chairman Visits Cardinal Wiseman School Feb 2019

As chair of Ealing Council’s Special Scrutiny Committee looking into knife crime and youth engagement I was faced with the daunting prospect of where to begin to get a picture of the situation in our borough. The ‘Your Life You […]

Councillor Aysha Raza Visits Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, Ealing 8 Feb 2019

Following a visit to YLYC at Featherstone High School on 27 June 18. “It was heartening to see so many young people actively engaged in discussing knife crime and the consequences. The message is clear – young people are our […]

T/Supt Davinder Singh Kandohla (Ricky) Metropolitan Police Service, Ealing Police Station