Help Us Help You

With YPI moving forward, Shaniqua speaks about how you can support and get more involved. Some of you may know that these next few months are a time of transition for YPI, as I work towards stepping back in some areas and giving you more of an opportunity to be in the forefront and take … Continue reading Help Us Help You

YPI Spotlight: Renee Lord-Lindsay

The YPI Spotlight segment returns to shine the spotlight on YP Insight Family member and one of our trusted advisors, Renee Lord-Lindsay, who has set up her own initiative to support others and bring change to Croydon. ‘My life began to change the moment I started asking the right questions and receiving the wrong answers.’ … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Renee Lord-Lindsay

Guest Post- Depression & Anxiety: Taking The Steps to Getting Help

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, so we're focusing on Mental Health at YPI throughout this month.  Today we have a special guest post from Monifa about how she has dealt with having depression and anxiety. When experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety it can be hard to come forward and admit you are … Continue reading Guest Post- Depression & Anxiety: Taking The Steps to Getting Help

Participants Share Their 2017 YP Insight Experience

As we approach our final event of 2017, when we'll be looking back at another year of Young People Insight, some of the individuals who have been involved in the platform this year will be sharing their YP Insight experience in 2017.  Today, a number of the poets who performed at our celebratory Poetic Insight … Continue reading Participants Share Their 2017 YP Insight Experience

Continued Support at Poetic Insight

Every Poetic Insight is different, which is what makes every one of them special in their own way.  One thing that never changes though is the amazing young talent and constant support in the room. The support is what enables first time performers to take to the stage and do a great job.  On July … Continue reading Continued Support at Poetic Insight

Poetic Insight: Love & Hate

On Tuesday 28th February, it was time for the 'Love & Hate' edition of Poetic Insight, bringing together more special young talent who made their voices heard through poetry and spoken word. It was a beautiful night, filled with sultry sayings, emotional expressions and wonderful words.  Different ideals of love or hate, sometimes love and … Continue reading Poetic Insight: Love & Hate

Launching My Short Film: ‘What Would You Say?’

As you know, last week I launched the short film I made with youth charity, Fixers, in my hometown of Croydon, where the film was also shot back in September.  There was a good turnout, as we enjoyed an intimate gathering in Project B to watch the film and engage in discussions. The reaction to … Continue reading Launching My Short Film: ‘What Would You Say?’

Why you should give back with Future First

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