You could call LIVE Futures’ objectives charitable, but we don’t want to rely on handouts. We channel our greatest asset and most exciting feature – the energy and creativity of the young people we work with – into sustaining and growing the business, in order to be able to provide many more opportunities for young people to get involved.
If we’re honest, we never set out for things to turn out the way they have. But we’re delighted they did. LIVE started as a small youth project producing a community magazine, but something went incredibly right. We ended up with a successful model of youth engagement and social enterprise, with hundreds of young people combining to create an atmosphere and product that is endlessly exciting, inspirational, refreshing, honest, informative and, above all else, enormous fun.