Intercultural Youth Scotland
Intercultural Youth Scotland encourages a collective action of less heard Black and Ethnic Minority voices in Scotland, creating social impact and justice. We broaden horizons and offer direct, specialist support and vital pathways for Scottish multicultural young people who face barriers to success.
IYS provides specialised inclusive weekly services to nurture talent, enhance voices and deliver cultural gender equality. We build upon experience and consistent support with BME young people who face educational inequalities, racism, discrimination and underachievement in Scotland.
We build trusting relationships and a cultural blend to deliver opportunities and a platform for our youth leaders. Our young people co-produce many events including an annual youth led Black History Month Youth Festival and open mic sessions to showcase undiscovered and often misrepresented and easy to ignore, young grass root gifts from all over Scotland.
Our annual events showcases undiscovered talents, promoting roots, heritage and culture, creating a positive impact in the lives of BME young people, influencing and shaping developmental outcomes through providing direct youth work and whole community approaches.