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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"

Dele Olajide - Peer Power
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Dele Olajide

Having produced programmes ranging from music workshops for disadvantaged children with Newcastle Council to participatory workshops in London communities aimed at challenging anti-immigration narratives, Dele is currently a family and gangs caseworker with St Giles Trust and Royal Borough of Greenwich Council. Here, he has been able to advocate for, and mentor, young people on their journey through the education and justice systems.

He is committed to empowering young people through the creation of frameworks that facilitate meaningful collaboration and shared understanding between those delivering young people’s services and the young people that use them.