How Young People Insight is Changing in 2020

Our Founding Director, Shaniqua, shares how YPI will be changing this year and why these changes are taking place. We’re well into January 2020, which officially means that YPI has been going as a physical platform for four years, and has been a Community Interest Company for one year. I still can’t believe how long … Continue reading How Young People Insight is Changing in 2020

Hard To Take Away the Positives – #GE2019

Elliott expresses his thoughts on the outcome of last week’s General Election. The Result Conservative Party: 364 (326 for a majority = 38 seat majority, +47) Labour Party: 203 (-59) Scottish National Party: 48 (+13) Liberal Democrats: 11 (-1) DUP: 8 (-2) Other: 15 (+2) What happened on Friday morning should have never happened, but … Continue reading Hard To Take Away the Positives – #GE2019

How I Helped My Local MP to Shake Up the Polls

Elliott looks back a special cocktail experience he played a part in curating for his local MP in the run up to today’s General Election.  The 2019 General Election is happening today, with many MPs standing for re-election and parliamentary candidates waiting to see what takes place after they’ve been plotting to gain seats. They … Continue reading How I Helped My Local MP to Shake Up the Polls

October is NOT Diversity Month – An Advocate for Locally Black Owned!

Elliott concludes his series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month by showcasing locally black owned businesses in Croydon. For us to thrive as an ethnic minority group we have to create our own lanes and master our crafts… then we can expand, prioritise recruiting our own and … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month – An Advocate for Locally Black Owned!

October is NOT Diversity Month – Throwback Thursday

Elliott continues his series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month, focusing on some major moments in black history. As black people, it’s important to never forget that we all came from Africa. Our origins and roots descend from that continent and it was captivity that separated us … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month – Throwback Thursday

October is NOT Diversity Month

To mark Black History Month, which is the running thread through YPI this month, Elliott writes a series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month. October was without a doubt the best month throughout my time in education. Black History Month was that one month where I felt … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month

What drives you towards reaching your goals?

Hakeem looks back on our goals focused conversation at The Kickback in July. For the theme of July’s Kickback, it was Goals – what’s your purpose in life and what drives you there. We had two great guest speakers for this edition as they shared with us their goals in life, and how they stay … Continue reading What drives you towards reaching your goals?

How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 2

Shaniqua continues to look back on a deep conversation at The Kickback, focusing on youth violence. It was a real big conversation on June 18th, which means that I had to divide the write up into two parts, but that just means double the gems and knowledge for you. There is just so much to be … Continue reading How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 2