Black Youth Achievements Publication – Out In October 2017

The Black Youth Achievements (BYA) is the initiative of our 2010 Power Lister Kay Oldroyd.

Young People Insight

Black Youth Achievements

We’re working with ‘Young People Insight’ who are currently conducting interviews with various young achievers from around the UK and these will be published as ‘Stories of Success’.

The A4 magazine will also contain a directory of much-needed products and services that will enable and empower young people, parents, schools, and communities.

Black Youth Achievements

We’ll be having a launch event with UCL and Leading Routes who are our partners on this initiative. The magazine is due out in October and 5000 free copies will be distributed in the following areas to start with:-

Black Youth Achievements

London / Luton / Milton Keynes / Birmingham / Manchester / Leeds / Sheffield / Ipswich / Nottingham / Surrey / Sussex.

There will also be an online version.

Black Youth Achievements

**Do you have a product or service that you would like to advertise? Check out the rates and then get in touch**


** – restrictions apply e.g – we will not advertise tobacco, alcohol, chemically enhanced food products, sexually explicit material etc


Black Youth Achievements (BYA) Awards nominations are open

Black Achievement Awards

Black Youth Achievements (BYA) CIC is a community interest company based in London. Founded by Kay Oldroyd in October 2008 with the objective of creating opportunities for change for young people aged 8 – 25 and of African / Caribbean / Mixed Heritage in the UK. BYA will focus on positive events and experiences, to redress the balance of negative stereotypes and representations amongst this group.

In 2009 BYA hosted their first very successful event – ‘Black Youth Achievements – The Awards’, which saw 12 finalists out of 400 nominees receive an award. Some of the winners then started on the BYA Mentoring Programme, where they are receiving support from a range of professionals specific to their category. They can then choose to become Peer Mentors to the winner’s of the 2010 awards, creating an ongoing network.

‘Black Youth Achievements’ has a ten year plan which it sees will best support young people in reaching their full potential and help individuals to incorporate their skills, knowledge and talents, empowering their peers during the process. The aim is for young people to gain recognition and become part of the decision making process for their community to aid integration between services, businesses and wider communities.

Nominate a winner today.

Black Youth Achievements will host a Careers Event Day in London

Black Youth Achievements

Black Youth Achievements will be hosting their Careers Event Day on Thursday 22nd July, 11am – 5pm at Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton.

The objective of this event is to broaden the horizons, mind-set and opportunities for young people by having a wide variety of organisations, small businesses and training providers on hand to talk about various careers and the paths one might need to take to get there.

During the day, there will be workshops on CV writing, confidence building, interview techniques and communication.This is a free event aimed at 8 – 25 year olds. We are encouraging parents / carers to attend to aid the decision making process for their child when it comes to their futures.

If you are a business and would like to get involved then please email us at:- ‘’ subject title ‘Careers Day’

You would have a stall at the event free of charge, where you would be expected to talk about your business / organisation / training programme with young people from all different backgrounds, giving them realistic advice and information.

You would be featured in the marketing material and on our website, giving you free publicity pre and post event.