What’s Coming Up in December?

Just like that, we're already in December and gearing up for our final event of 2019.  As always, December is a very quiet month for us here at YPI, with only one event taking place rather than two or more. The Kickback x Poetic Insight The Kickback and Poetic Insight come together as one for … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in December?

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: Zhanai Wallace

In August, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on Poetic Insight favourite and YP Insight Family member, Zhanai Wallace, who has come to understand who she is through her beautiful poetry and spoken word. Young People Insight... where do I even start? During a hard time in my life in 2018, I saw a flier advertising … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Zhanai Wallace

YPI Spotlight: Elisha Mensah

This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on Poetic Insight veteran, regular Kickback participant and YP Insight Family member, Elisha Mensah, whose life has been changed through spoken word. Hello, my name is Elisha. Before I started all this, I went youth club from 2015 till now and I met Paul, my youth worker. I settled … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Elisha Mensah

How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 2

Shaniqua continues to look back on a deep conversation at The Kickback, focusing on youth violence. It was a real big conversation on June 18th, which means that I had to divide the write up into two parts, but that just means double the gems and knowledge for you. There is just so much to be … Continue reading How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 2

How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 1

Shaniqua looks back on a deep conversation at The Kickback, focusing on youth violence. On June 18th, we sat down to talk about youth violence, a topic that continues to be an important at YPI, resulting in really big conversation. So big, in fact, that I've had to split the conversation into two parts. I … Continue reading How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 1

What’s Coming Up in July?

Summer is fully upon us, giving us beautiful bright sunshine and blue skies.  Having a proper summer in the UK is a dream, which is perfect for this month at YPI when we'll be focusing on dreams and goals - always a favourite for us. The Kickback We're starting with the Goals edition of The … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in July?

YPI Spotlight: Jessica Stevens

We've brought back the YPI Spotlight segment to shine a light on Poetic Insight veteran and YP Insight Family member, Jessica Stevens, who has found light in darkness through her poetry and most of all, her daughter. Hi all, my name is Jessica Stevens. I’m a 22-year-old poet, spoken word artist and musician in Mitcham. … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Jessica Stevens