Young People Share Their Dreams at the YP Insight Forum

Passion and goals; something inside of you that you want to fulfill; something you hope to be; an imaginary milestone. These were some of the terms used to describe dreams, the focus point of the Young People Insight forum on May 17th. It only seemed right for us to start by sharing our dreams, which included: … Continue reading Young People Share Their Dreams at the YP Insight Forum

Guest Post: Attending the Vlogstar Challenge Event

Chinelo Chizea, 18, tells us about her experience at the Vlogstar Challenge, a one-day workshop that gave 15-25 year-olds the skills and confidence to develop "powerful and compelling blogs". On Sunday 17th of April 2016, I took part in the Vlogstar Challenge after being told about it by Shaniqua Benjamin.  This event was a video blogging training … Continue reading Guest Post: Attending the Vlogstar Challenge Event

Embracing His Calling: Reece’s Story

When I asked Reece Thompson if he had always wanted to be an artist, his response was, "I had no choice.  I tried to get away but my hand is attracted to paintbrushes like banks to cheques and teenagers to phones." I met Reece, 24, the straightforward young man who has a beautiful way with … Continue reading Embracing His Calling: Reece’s Story

Why you should give back with Future First

Earlier this week, I returned to the school where I spent seven years studying for SATs, GCSEs and A-Levels.  Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls (NMBEC) holds a special place in my heart, because of the amazing teachers I was inspired by, the many lessons I learned and the great friends I made … Continue reading Why you should give back with Future First

Creative Futures Programme Day 1: Live Music Production Taster

The creative programme with Lives Not Knives kicked off officially today, as we got a taster of live music production from John Bownas. John has worked in various sectors of the music industry and he became a stage manager in 2005 after being thrown into the deep end at Glastonbury.  He says that "it's hard … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 1: Live Music Production Taster