The Inspirational Legacy of Lauren Hill

Today I watched the tribute to college basketball player, Lauren Hill, from the 2015 ESPY Awards, and it was beautiful.  I cried as I was reminded of the amazing courage this young woman showed in the face of adversity and how she made a big difference in the world in such a short space of … Continue reading The Inspirational Legacy of Lauren Hill

What can we do to stop the terror of knife crime?

Although knife crime is a constant presence throughout the year, there are periods of time when the media reports on a series stabbings throughout the country.  The stabbings that many of us are oblivious to most of the time are now thrust in our face, making us aware of a problem that shows no signs … Continue reading What can we do to stop the terror of knife crime?

Moving Forward to Become the Change

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

Putting in Work to Achieve His Dreams: Joel’s Story

There has been a certain buzz around the UK music scene over recent years, which is likely to serve as inspiration for young people who want to pursue a career within the music industry. Joel Lancaster is a 20-year-old singer from Croydon, who performs under the name of JL.  He says: "Singing has always been … Continue reading Putting in Work to Achieve His Dreams: Joel’s Story

Why your vote can make a difference

It has intrigued me to see that the hashtag, 'CameronMustGo', is still trending and shows no signs of weakening, despite having kicked off at the weekend.  What intrigues me more is that it comes at a time when there are numerous news stories about the effect of the government's actions or influences on young people's … Continue reading Why your vote can make a difference