An opportunity to be heard in parliament and to make a difference

Jul 25, 2022

Are you a young person from an ethnic minority background interested in sharing your experience through employment?



From a young person to a young person

We are Isha, Ed and Roshan, members of the Ignite sub-group of the Future Voices Group, a network of young people with lived experience of facing barriers to employment who work with Youth Futures to lead our mission of ensuring all young people have equal access to employment opportunities.

We have been working on an exciting project over the past couple of months and need your help!

Video submission for parliamentary event
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to showcase the voices of young people during a flagship parliamentary event launching exciting new research from the Youth Employment Group’s (YEG) Ethnic Disparities sub-group.

The research explores policies affecting young people from ethnic minority backgrounds, data analysis to identify where the gaps are and the key findings from a rapid youth voice survey on barriers and solutions to addressing the challenges young ethnic minorities face.

We would love to highlight the voices and perspectives of young people from ethnic minority backgrounds through a video montage presented at the event.

How you can get involved
We are looking for video submissions (no longer than 3 minutes) from young people from ethnic minority backgrounds answering the following questions:

  1. What barriers to employment have you had to overcome?
  2. How have your career ambitions and aspirations changed as you’ve tried to get into work?
  3. If you had a magic wand, what would you call upon decision-makers to change in order to get a good job?

We are looking for a diverse range of content. Please feel free to record your video with your phone camera, video camera or alternative. The choice is yours, we just want to hear from you!

Please submit your video footage by by emailing your video to [email protected] before 12pm on Monday 29th August. We will be shortlisting videos for the event after the closing date.

Part of your video may be played in front of over 100 attendees at the event which include key MPs, youth employment experts, young people and leaders from across the youth sector. You may want to reflect on your experiences through education and training and how this has impacted your employment opportunities.

About the event
Lord Woolley is hosting a networking reception on behalf of Youth Futures Foundation on Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 7pm-9pm in the Terrace Pavilion in the Houses of Parliament to launch new research from the Youth Employment Group’s (YEG) Ethnic Disparities Sub-group.

Privacy Policy
By submitting a video, you consent to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here. A video submission consents to the footage being edited and shared at the Parliamentary Event and on Youth Futures Social Media Channels.

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