Young Identity began as a voluntary youth arts and performance project founded by director, Shirley May and Ali Gadema; based within Manchester Libraries in 2006.
Later, in 2008 the project evolved. From 2012, the project hosted by Commonword.
Young Identity was kindly hosted by the Manchester based charity Commonword for 6 years of its life. In 2018 Young Identity became its own charity (charity no. 1181088). Some of the founding members of Young Identity, now known as Inna Voice, work alongside Young Identity.