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Young People's Area

Media

"I'm Walking A Life"

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"Whitney Spoken Word"

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"Young People Performing A Song"

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Experiences

"Be good to be close to family and those supporting you"

"Intelligence is more than School smart"

"Young people aren't out of reach. Services are out of reach"

"I just tried to stay out of trouble, connect with family and friends and get early release"

"The word education isn't a great word"

"Young people need a second chance"

"If someone's got something to lose they will fight to keep it"

"Don't judge a book by its cover"

"Knowing your rights and entitlements means you feel more empowered"

"If I complain, I don't think anything will happen"

"The long term affect is massive, but the decision is based on the judges mood"

"Young people should be involved from the beginning"

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Annalisa Mensah

Annalisa is a Trainee Solicitor at a global law firm. Previous roles include junior organiser and co-chair of the Youth Leadership Team at Citizens UK, and she was in charge of the national jobs campaign tackling youth unemployment. The campaign culminated in a First Time Voters Assembly covered by The Guardian, BBC News and The Economist with over 200 young people in attendance.

Annalisa has also fundraised for charitable organisations such as UNICEF, Green Peace and Oxfam and for for two years ran her own social enterprise focusing on increasing social mobility in her local area.