black lives matter
We at Youth Network stand in solidarity with the Black and Ethnic Minority community of Luton (and beyond).
As the late Dr King said: “the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
We hosted Jordan Jarret-Bryan of Blakademik at The University of Bedfordshire. He shared insightful solutions to overcoming barriers such as social class, poverty and marginalisation. With almost half of Luton’s young people living in poverty, this was a welcomed and prevalent discussion.
Young people sometimes feel disenfranchised and disillusioned, there is a significant lack of support which can lead to them having apathy towards political engagement and achieving their potential.
Here at Youth Network we lead by example and encourage and nurture the greater civic and political engagement of young people.