About Legacy Youth Zone
Croydon Youth Zone, named by young people as ‘Legacy’, will be a purpose-built facility for the borough’s young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities. The journey began when Croydon Council saw the amazing work being done in Youth Zones across the OnSide network and became determined to help young people in their borough in the same way
It will also be London’s third OnSide Youth Zone and will be located on Whitehorse Road, Croydon.
This infrastructure of facilities is based upon OnSide Youth Zones 21st Century Youth Facility Model and young people from across Croydon will have access to all these fantastic facilities for a cost of £5 for an annual membership and 50p per visit.
The Youth Zone will provide a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves and will enable young people to raise their aspirations and confidence to create a happier and healthier generation.
Creating the brand
In what was our biggest branding vote in London yet, close to 3,000 local young people had their say on what they would like Croydon Youth Zone to be called. The winning brand, with 1,603 votes, was ‘Legacy’.
Young people of Croydon, made up of members from local partner community groups, have spent the last few months working with London based Design agency SEA Design to draw out the design for their new brand.
Dozens of different names, ideas and designs were narrowed down to just two, which then saw thousands of young people from across Croydon vote on their favourite.
Young people of Croydon
Throughout the whole development of Croydon Youth Zone, we involve young people as much as possible; it’s their Youth Zone. Young people’s active participation and influence in areas of brand identity, transportation, fundraising and the interior design of the Youth Zone are fundamental to our approach. If you would like to get involved with the development of Legacy and have your say on aspects such as the design of the interior elements as well as the activities the Youth Zone will run once open, email Mark.Blundell@OnSideYouthZones.org