Annual IARS Research and Youth Leadership Awards
On the 6th August 2011 and over 5 days, England experienced some of the most serious street disturbances and riots of the last decades. IARS and the young people running the youth-led 99% Campaign worked hard with communities to help heal some of the harm done. Through various initiatives and with the support of various agencies such as Metro, TFL, and the Major of London, they helped counter-balance some extremist views that were expressed in the media, and political debates.
Using the 2011 riots as our starting point, the IARS Research and Leadership awards were set up to celebrate, remember and reward the young people and the initiatives involving young people that help us deliver our wider vision for a society where everyone is given a chance to actively participate in social problem solving.