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
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
I am currently reading One Blood: Inside Britain's Gang Culture by John Heale, and it is constantly opening my eyes and helping me to realise why young people are in the state that they are. I've desperately wanted to understand why young people have resorted to violent crime to resolve their problems, or why there … Continue reading We need to find a way to stop the cycle
In our current society, there is frequent discussions about whether young people are out of touch with the older generation, or if it is the other way around. You will always get different view points or perspectives, but I think that it goes both ways. These two generations have gotten extremely out of touch with … Continue reading Are young people out of touch with the older generation?