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Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) is Scotland’s leading charity for Black and People of Colour  (BPoC) youth.

IYS is the only major organisation that is both youth-led and Black and PoC-led  with our programmes all having developed from direct consultation with our network of Youth Ambassadors.

We are a community, a service and a voice for BPoC young people, providing a safe space and a place to nurture their talents.  We are experts on the challenges facing our community, based on our extensive years of youth work experience, our direct connection with young people and our own personal experiences. Our services cover a wide range from Youth Work, Education, Employability and Mental health

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Scottish Government - Young Persons Guarantee Report

The Young Person's Guarantee (YPG) aims that "within 2 years every 16-24 year old in Scotland will either be in paid employment for a period of between 12 and 24 months, enrolled in...
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Anti-racism Manifesto

The following document explores Intercultural Youth Scotland’s concerns and recommendations for political parties partaking in the 2021 Scottish Parliament election...
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COVID IN COLOUR - The experiences of Young Black and POC Scots during the pandemic.

IYS has been working closely with young Black and People of Colour (POC) Scots in Edinburgh before and throughout the recent pandemic...
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IYS offers a range of participatory programmes for young BPOC to learn vital skills and further develop themselves. Whether this be as creatives through our various arts provision programs and performance opportunities, employability skills and positive destination support through our Restless Natives program or just a place to hang out and make new friends in one of our informal youth groups, IYS has a place for you!

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