We sat down in Project B on July 18th to talk all about the influence of music, which was a conversation that took off into numerous directions that I was never expecting. Nevertheless, it made the night incredibly interesting. To get everyone warmed up, I asked them to share what music means to them. Responses … Continue reading What influence does music have?
Social media can be a lot of fun, just like our discussion on social media during the latest Young People Insight forum on November 15th. We began by talking about our favourite aspects of social, which social media platforms we use and why we use them. All of us used a combination of Facebook, Twitter, … Continue reading Discussing Social Media at the YP Insight Forum
In July, we discussed relationships and in August, it was time for Relationships Part 2, but with a focus on the men this time. On August 16th, we started by sharing what we think are the most important elements of a relationship. There were a whole lot of responses, including: Communication Putting an equal amount … Continue reading YP Insight Forum Discusses Relationships Part 2
"A form of communication"; "a bond"; "happiness"; "a form of love". These were some of the thoughts young people had of what a relationship is, as relationships (with a focus on women) was the point of discussion at the Young People Insight forum on July 19th. We starting by talking about what we think makes a … Continue reading Discussing Relationships at the YP Insight Forum
Careers was the topic of discussion at Project B on April 19th, after the topic of March's forum changed from careers to knife crime. This change probably worked out for the better, as on Tuesday we were joined by two representatives from Croydon Council. Roopa Doshi and Melad Ali, their Team Apprentice, work to ensure that young people, … Continue reading Discussing Careers at the Young People Insight Forum
When we met in Project B on March 15th for the third Young People Insight forum, careers was meant to be the point of discussion. However, after learning about the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Mujaahid Wilson in Thornton Heath on the previous night, I decided to change the subject of discussion from careers to knife crime. … Continue reading Discussing Knife Crime at the Young People Insight Forum
"I hear working, just working... Employment means work," said Darnell, during this month's Young People Insight forum. Employment was the discussion point for February, following the feedback received at the first forum last month. It was about us delving deeper into the barriers young people face when seeking employment and thinking about the possible ways … Continue reading Discussing Employment at the Young People Insight Forum
On Tuesday 19th January, I hosted the first Young People Insight forum in Project B. I came together with a group of young people who were willing to use their voices and speak out on what mattered to them. As it was the initial meeting, my main focus was on discovering what issues were most … Continue reading Hosting the First Young People Insight Forum