20-Year-Old Saeed Atcha is the youngest charity CEO to lead a charity to receive Her Majesty the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. When Saeed was 15 he set up one of Britain’s only charities created and managed by and for young people, Xplode Magazine. Saeed’s leveraged the Xplode publication to serve a training platform for thous
ands of young people to develop skills in media, business and employability – bridging social good, productivity and leisure activities to foster a promising future. Alongside this, Saeed is a radio broadcaster across the UK on 12 stations and is working towards a degree in Public Relations and Marketing.
Whilst working and studying, Saeed is a director of two Greater Manchester-wide charities and holds a number of ceremonial and ambassadorial roles with the Royal Commonwealth Society, Prince’s Trust and One Young World.
Speaking about his appointment Saeed said: I’m absolutely thrilled that I’ve been chosen to fly the flag for young people! More than ever before, we’re ready to take on an active part in improving our communities and it really motivates me that a charity at the heart of creating opportunities for young people has young people on its board. I can’t wait to get stuck in