17th Sep 2012
We Can Be Heroes
Following the fallout of the London Riots, Anthony Johnson (23) wants to change the views held towards young people in his London community.
By building a website and network of volunteers, Anthony hopes the ‘League of Heroes’ can restore community spirit across London.
“It is a tough time for young people,” he says. “They have not been seen in the best light, especially since the London Riots.
“But we live in a world where people find it tough to tell right from wrong, and this breaks down the community spirit held in many parts of the UK. I want to change that - I want people to see that young people are pivotal to society, and that they can do so many great things."
Anthony aims to enlist volunteers into the ‘League’ to help improve areas across London, by painting houses, raising money for good causes, or just helping people cross the street.
“I really want to encourage social interaction with young people and their community,” he says.
“I want to show young people they should not give up hope, and should help their community. But equally, it is up to other members of that community to embrace youth and recognise that young people can all be heroes.”
The website, which is currently under construction, is expected to go live in the coming months.