I hope this blog post finds you flourishing. What a second year we’ve had and I am delighted to share that we are building on the achievements and success of our first year.
In year one we connected with 55,000 people in the global African Diaspora community and our website is enabling us to extend our reach beyond this. We continued to:
Youth leader development
Our most exciting news is the appointment of Jo Regis (image 2) who has agreed to come on board as the Programme Director for our upcoming youth leadership programme, LEAD, during 2017, 2018, 2019, on a freelance basis.
We met when she was a cultural programme officer for the borough of Waltham Forest. Jo brings amazing talents, skills and contacts to ADK and the youth leadership programme. She describes herself as:
a professional chameleon with strong creative thinking skills and astute attention to detail. A persistent knowledge seeker with a passion for helping young people realise their creative potential. Following a degree in Interior Design she has amassed experience within the fields of art and design creation and management, cultural programming, branding and marketing. Injected into all areas of her work is a passion for excellence and experimentation that transforms lives. Project management has been integral to her 18 years of successful work with clients and partners such as Land Rover and The National Archives.
Find out about the youth leader development programme here LEAD and revisit this page for future updates from Jo.
To find out about how we are using our influence and creating an impact our second annual report is available to download on the resources page, please read and share it with the wider African Diaspora community.
We are grateful for the support you have given African Diaspora Kids in our second year.