The Business in the Community Youth Advisory Panel

Introduction

The Race for Opportunity Youth Advisory Panel. A group of young people aged between 16 & 24 years old chosen to work with Race for Opportunity to find solutions to the challenges of unemployment and progression. Read each of their stories below that include their aspirations for a diverse and inclusive future. 

Youth Advisory Panel Activities 2016

January  
13      
The Youth Advisory Panel met and consulted with start-up Mondo who were keen to understand and learn how their organisation could reach a diverse audience. 
20     
BeAnna and Jacob attended the Race Equality Campaign Board Meeting.
February  
26     
BeAnna and Jacob were invited to attend the British Army BAME Diversity Workshop where they provided a BAME youth perspective on the perception of the British Army to General James Bashall and other members of the Army.  The event was held specifically to learn from others experiences and to explore how the Army might better attract, train, retain, develop and promote the service to BAME talent.
March  
31 BeAnna, Jacob, Kofi, Liam and Oz were invited to Fujitsu to present a proposal for expanding the reach of young voices and opinions to businesses across the UK
April   
20     
BeAnna and Jacob attended the Race Equality Campaign Board Meeting.
29 As a follow up to the work undertaken at the British Army BAME Diversity Workshop, Jacob attended the Home Command Flag Raising Ceremony at Aldershot.  The ceremony consisted of a display from The Red Devils Formation Parachute Team followed by the Flag Raising and a Sunset Ceremony. The evening ended with the Commander hosting a black tie reception in his new Headquarters, Montgomery House, Aldershot.
May  
10,11 & 12

Fujitsu, Business in the Community's Responsible Business of the Year 2015 kindly requested that the youth panel played a role in judging the annual awards to ensure there was a youth perspective on each submission. 11 members of the Youth Advisory Panel took part and judged the following Responsible Business Awards:

  • Abu Nakudu - Education Award
  • Ashleigh Ainsley - UPS International Disaster Relief
  • BeAnna Davis - Responsible Business of the Year
  • Jacob Sakil - Experian Building Stronger Communities
  • Karl Jackson - Employment for Excluded Groups
  • Kofi Siaw - Unilever Global Development
  • Liam Hand - Samworth Brothers Rural Action
  • Marcel Reid - BUPA Wellbeing at Work
  • Mustafa Mohamed - ASDA Environmental Leadership
  • Ozzie Clarke-Binns - Championing an Ageing Workforce
  • Valerie Okoampah - Unipart Inspiring Young Talent
June  
4 In a further follow-up to the British Army BAME Diversity Workshop, Jacob and BeAnna attended the Colonel's Review of the Queen's birthday parade and Trooping the Colour.
22     
BeAnna and Jacob attended the Race Equality Campaign Board Meeting
30 BeAnna sat on the judging panel for the Race Equality Campaign 'Role Models in the Workplace Awards
 
July  
11

The youth panel participated in the Fujitsu Future Leaders Summit at the O2 and networked with over 300 young leaders from across a number of industries.

In the evening, Business in the Community held its Gala Annual Responsible Business Awards Dinner at the 02 and the 11 members of the Youth Advisory Panel who had judged the Responsible Business Awards back in May 2016 were invited on stage to co-present the awards to the winning companies.

24     
Ashleigh appeared on the front cover of The Times newspaper supplement which profiled work he is involved in within the technology community to establish Colorintech.org, a non for profit aimed at increasing representation of black people within the technology sector.
August  
4 Jacob in his capacity as up and coming entrepreneur and politician was interviewed by Share Radio where the discussion ranged from Brexit to American Bites! 
Listen to the short broadcast >>
September  
1 In collaboration and partnership with Business in the Community's Talent and Skills team, Valerie attended the team’s Future Proof Mystery Shopper event in Manchester where she helped assess how 'youth friendly' employer websites are.
11 Marcel organised and took part in a fundraising bike ride for charity.  The 10-mile bike ride that also included BeAnna, Mustafa, Oz and Valerie took place in the largest of London's Royal Parks - Richmond Park in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
October  
4 In collaboration and partnership with Business in the Community's Talent and Skills team, Liam attended the team’s Future Proof Mystery Shopper event in Leeds where he helped assess how 'youth friendly' employer websites are.
11     
The Youth Advisory Panel will attend the Race Equality Annual Awards Dinner at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.
25 Valerie will depart for China for a three-month work placement with the Department for International Development.  Her first three weeks will be spent learning Mandarin.
26     
The Youth Advisory Panel will revisit head-hunters Gatenby Sanderson, courtesy of Anne Watts, to explore development opportunities and progress since last year.
November   
3     
In collaboration and partnership with Business in the Community's Talent and Skills team, Jacob will attend the team’s Future Proof campaign Mystery Shopper event in Leeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tags: