Join the YCL today


A message from our General Secretary, Johnnie Hunter, marking the start of our September 2020 Recruitment Campaign:

  • Begin your education in organising for human liberation, Marxism-Leninism.
  • Join and organise campaigns, events and meetings across Britain.
  • Meet like-minded young people and have fun.
  • Together with other young Communists in Britain and around the world, build a better future for us all.

For £1, £2.50 or £5 per month, members receive our monthly magazine Challenge, newsletters and invitations to activities, and a membership card. Our members stand in elections within our organisation, organise activities and make our policies and priorities.

Membership of the YCL is open to anyone between 12 and 30 years old who lives in Britain and agrees with our rules and policies.

Before joining, you should read and agree to our programme Britain’s Road to Socialism, our Constitution and our Congress Political Resolution.

If you have any unanswered questions about Marxism-Leninism, Socialism, Communism or other topics, you can also read further about them or learn more when you join.

Click here to read more on our learning page!

Complete the form below with your details. Our Membership Team will receive this form, acknowledge receipt usually within two weeks and pass your details on to your closest YCL Branch or Organiser. The relevant Branch or Organiser will get in contact with you about becoming a member of the League and joining its structures.

By completing this form, you consent to this membership process and agree that upon becoming a member you will receive communications from the League and relevant structures.

In addition, you consent to this information being shared with the Communist Party of Britain where appropriate, such as where you have asked to join the Communist Party or a Communist Party Branch has expressed interest in building a separate YCL Branch.

You can opt out of these communications and decide not to join at any time. Please inform the Membership Team and the relevant Branch or Organiser about this.

Are you based in Ireland or elsewhere outside of the British Isles?

Find your Communist Youth Organisation here.

Ed. September 2020