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
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?
Mhairi looks back on our conversation at The Kickback in April. We kicked off The Kickback on April 16th by discussing what we thought was meant by sexual orientation, with Shaniqua saying that she was unsure after we’d spoken upon walking in, but she would say it’s the person you’re attracted to, that you want … Continue reading What is meant by sexual orientation?
As we get ready to talk about Sexual Orientation at The Kickback, Mhairi shares her thoughts and experiences in relation to the topic to get the conversation started. Sexuality and sexual orientation is a hugely controversial topic for so many, but it is something we consider when talking about equality. Yet I’m sure many of … Continue reading Developing An Understanding of Sexual Orientation
On Monday night, a 16-year-old boy became the tenth young victim of knife crime in London this year. Two weeks ago, a 17-year-old became the ninth victim and just 24 hours before him, another 17-year-old was stabbed to death for 'disrespecting another boy' by talking to his girlfriend. It is not surprising to learn that … Continue reading How can we drive down knife crime attacks?
As I mentioned earlier in the year, Young People Insight is moving forward and bigger things are being planned for this year. One of the ways that the platform is moving forward is through developing a media campaign/project with youth charity, Fixers. Fixers is an organisation that works with young people aged 16-25, helping them … Continue reading Moving Forward to Become the Change
Annoyed. Frustrated. Tired. Stressed. Confused. Depressed. And most of all, useless. These are terms some young people have used to describe their feelings of being unemployed. One young person added, "There isn't much you can do without a constant income", while another went further to say, "It felt like I couldn't do anything". In this … Continue reading Being unemployed makes young people feel useless
As young people struggle in their search to find a job, they find themselves hitting a particular wall over and over again, which knocks them down. This wall is the potential employers who will not give them a chance. Speaking to a company yesterday who have a strong emphasis on youth employment, I gathered that … Continue reading Unemployment: Not Being Given a Chance