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
It's actually mad. We're already halfway through the year, which means that we're halfway through another calendar of YPI events. All of the events that have already taken place have been unique and rich in their own way, bringing a different flavour each time but always bringing people together. This month, we will be focusing … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in June?
May is here, which means that Mental Health Awareness Week will be taking place, which means that we will be focusing on Mental Health here at Young People Insight. Mental health is incredibly important, but it has been neglected and not taken seriously enough for a long time. There continues to be a lot of … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in May?
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a debate/discussion entitled #ICantTrust, which was presented by the youth magazine Live Mag UK. This event allowed young people to have a voice, while also aiming to address the issues surrounding race relations and policing. The evening was interesting, insightful and inspiring, as I gained new information, heard … Continue reading Why it is important for us to be the change
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
There is a matter that has been bothering me for a long time and I feel that it is often skated over. I do not understand why young people are not encouraged to pursue their dreams, but they are rather steered towards settling for what is considered easy or just in their reach. This is … Continue reading The Matter of Chasing Dreams