YPI Spotlight: Zhanai Wallace

In August, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on Poetic Insight favourite and YP Insight Family member, Zhanai Wallace, who has come to understand who she is through her beautiful poetry and spoken word. Young People Insight... where do I even start? During a hard time in my life in 2018, I saw a flier advertising … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Zhanai Wallace

The Basis of Young People Insight: Empowering Youth Voice

Empowering the voices of young people is vital in a time when it feels as if their say means nothing. There are young individuals who will give up on trying to have their say altogether, going along with what they are told or staying in the box they've been put into, but hating it all … Continue reading The Basis of Young People Insight: Empowering Youth Voice

The Time is Now

The budget unveiled by the Conservatives this week revealed that they were scrapping the maintenance grants for lower-income students, but allowing universities to increase their fees beyond £9,000.  This is in spite of some students already resorting to extreme measures to stay financially afloat. Rather than effecting their pockets, the constant pressure put on students … Continue reading The Time is Now

We need to step up and make changes to stop the cycle

I recently finished reading HOOD RAT: Britain's Lost Generation by Gavin Knight, which allowed me to get into the minds and actions of some young individuals mixed up in drugs and gang culture. Just like John Heale's One Blood, this book was a learning curve that gave me an even deeper perspective of young people … Continue reading We need to step up and make changes to stop the cycle

Creative Futures Programme Day 23

Yesterday was the final day of the Creative Futures Programme, as Positive Summer Vibes comes to the LNK unit in Croydon tomorrow from 10am until 6pm.  After six weeks of preparation, learning new skills, gaining nuggets of knowledge and building up a network, our project had come to a close. However, yesterday was not a … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 23

Creative Futures Programme Day 22: More Promotion

The focus on promotion continued in the lead up to Positive Summer Vibes, as we passed the middle mark of the week.  With just two days left until the event, it is essential for us to get the word out there and ensure that as many people know about the event as possible. Ruth Daniel … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 22: More Promotion

Creative Futures Programme Day 21: Promotion

The final few days before Positive Summer Vibes are all about promotion, promotion, promotion.  Although we do have other tasks to get on with and certain factors that need seeing to, promotion is our main focus in a bid to make our event a success. We got a first look at our printed flyers and … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 21: Promotion

Creative Futures Programme Day 20: Getting Out There

The Creative Futures team continued the in-depth preparations for Positive Summer Vibes, as the day draws nearer and nearer.  We discussed the debate segment of the day, started to assign the necessary job roles and made a promotional plan for the upcoming week. Most of the individuals for the debate panels have been decided upon … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 20: Getting Out There