In this issue of Youth Tracker we hear from a number of organisations on what they are doing to build the skills and experiences necessary for young people to meet the challenges of citizenship.

This is the third edition of Youth Tracker, the quarterly newsletter looking at how Britain's young people are faring in the recession, and what we can do to support them.

A lot has happened since we published the last edition: Britain is now formally out of recession and a general election campaign is in full swing. Nevertheless, around 900,000 young people remain out of employment, education or training, with a serious risk of being 'left behind' by society.

This issue includes an interview with the Chief Executive of new charity City Year London. We also feature a debate on proposals for 'national community service' and Stephen Williams MP presents the Liberal Democrats' plans to support young people. We finish with a round-up of policies, research and statistics in this area that have been released since December 2009.