We are experts on the challenges facing BPoC young people, based on our extensive years of youth work experience, our direct connection with young people and our own personal experiences. We use this unique position to ensure accountability in decision making spaces that affect the lives of Black and PoC young people. We are currently a leading partner in Scottish Government policy reform in the areas of education, employability and human rights. In these spaces, IYS is one of the only organisations working directly with BPoC young people, giving our charity a great understanding and awareness of how our presence makes a significant difference in the outcome of the processes and the impact on the lives of BPoC young people in Scotland.
Some of our most significant impacts have been within the areas of education, employability and human rights.
All of our involvement in these processes were crucial in ensuring that young Black and POC voices were being heard. By continuing to shape, disrupt and improve these processes, we aim to build a Scotland that is a safe and welcoming place to grow up for Black and PoC young people.