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Why You Should Watch Aadam Speaks’ TEDx Talk

Shaniqua lets you know why you should watch YP Insight family member, Aadam Speaks' TEDx talk. If you've been checking out our Spotlight posts, you would have seen the spotlight on Aadam Speaks when he told us that he had recently delivered a TEDx talk.  I can now excitedly announce that his TEDx talk is … Continue reading Why You Should Watch Aadam Speaks’ TEDx Talk

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

How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 1

Shaniqua looks back on a deep conversation at The Kickback, focusing on youth violence. On June 18th, we sat down to talk about youth violence, a topic that continues to be an important at YPI, resulting in really big conversation. So big, in fact, that I've had to split the conversation into two parts. I … Continue reading How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 1

What’s Coming Up in July?

Summer is fully upon us, giving us beautiful bright sunshine and blue skies.  Having a proper summer in the UK is a dream, which is perfect for this month at YPI when we'll be focusing on dreams and goals - always a favourite for us. The Kickback We're starting with the Goals edition of The … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in July?

Growth Displayed at Poetic Insight

Shaniqua looks back on June's Poetic Insight, which was focused on Youth Violence. We've been looking at youth violence all month at YPI, which included Poetic Insight on June 25th. Youth violence is a very big topic, as it is a very big issue affecting our community, which led to some very relatable poetry and … Continue reading Growth Displayed at Poetic Insight

YPI Spotlight: Jessica Stevens

We've brought back the YPI Spotlight segment to shine a light on Poetic Insight veteran and YP Insight Family member, Jessica Stevens, who has found light in darkness through her poetry and most of all, her daughter. Hi all, my name is Jessica Stevens. I’m a 22-year-old poet, spoken word artist and musician in Mitcham. … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Jessica Stevens

Why Youth Violence is Close to My Heart

In the lead up to Tuesday's Poetic Insight, when the theme is Youth Violence, Shaniqua speaks about why it is important to her through writing and spoken word. As you probably know by now, we're focusing on youth violence this month at YPI, which is something that I hold close to my heart and want … Continue reading Why Youth Violence is Close to My Heart