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Isle of dogs

Helping Young People Find Hope and Purpose

Our mission:

Life to the Full

We believe in young people and share the hope-filled message of Jesus with them.


London is one of the first four cities of Young Life’s Global Cities initiative, along with New York, Hong Kong & Los Angeles

About the Isle of Dogs

The Isle of Dogs is located in the borough of Tower Hamlets, and is the fastest growing population in the UK. More than two thirds of the population within Tower Hamlets belong to BAME groups, making it one of the most diverse populations in the country, and it also hosts a high rate of young working age people.

The Isle of Dogs itself is split into varying areas, including being a stone throw away from the financial district known as Canary Wharf. ​

There’s immense need as well as potential to make a difference in the lives of the young people here. We are excited to be investing in the young people of today and inspire hope for the future, particularly after the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Vision

To establish a strong and healthy Young Life community in Tower Hamlets. To be a positive voice in young people's lives by meeting them where they are at and building authentic and trusting connections with them. We want to create a safe space with activities and courses where they can make friends with others and flourish. As witnessed across Young Life International around the globe, when young people are seen, heard and believed in by adults and know that God loves them, it can transform their lives. ​

The vision will be achieved through service projects in the community, raising up a team of volunteers who are passionate about young people as well as a supportive adult committee.

Contact Christina Barsoum at to join in

Find Out More

All of us here at Young Life International take safeguarding seriously – we’d love to tell you more about our approach.

You Were Made for this


Your story matters, and it can make a difference beyond what you imagine.

Volunteer your time to work directly with young people.

Support the staff and leaders as part of the local adult committee.

Give resources to start or sustain the financial foundation at the local or national level.

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Young Life International is a company limited by guarantee. Company Number: 04364093. Registered Charity Number 1090515 (England and Wales) and SC043473 (Scotland).
Young Life Ireland is a trading name of Young Life, a company limited by guarantee. Company number: 638610. Charity number: 20206014. Registered in the Republic of Ireland. ​ Registered office: 388 North Circular Road, Phisborough, Dublin 7, D07T2R1.