Gavrielides, T. (2009). ‘Empowering Young London: An investigation into what works and what doesn’t", London: IARS Publications. ISBN: 978-1-907641-39-8.
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This e-book is based on original research that was carried out by a group of young people working and volunteering at Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS).
The research looked at the barriers to empowerment for marginalised young people from London. This was specifically related to mainstream empowerment mechanisms that already exist across London today such as the Young Mayors scheme, Youth Opportunity Fund and Young Advisors. Young people from Black, Asian and ethnic minorities (BAME), young people with disabilities, young offenders, those not in education, employment or training, and those who are young parents are often referred to as ‘hard to reach’ and this study sought to bring out the reasons why that is and what could be done to overcome certain barriers and engage with these young people through empowerment mechanisms. Eleven diverse young people led this research and engaged with over thirty other young people who participated in their action youth led research.
Empowering Young London: An investigation into what works and what doesn’t
Overview of fieldwork
The Engagement of Marginalised Young People
The Empowerment Process
Types of Empowerment
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS
MODEL OF ENGAGMENT AND EMPOWERMENT