Youth Advisory Board


Youth Advisory Board

We held our first Youth Advisory Board in February 2022, bringing together local young people from three of our youth programmes: The Agency, Blackhorse Responders, and our Ercol x STORE Summer School.

The meet coincided with the wonderful news that Blackhorse Responders has been awarded £110,825 from The National Lottery Community Fund, which will support 5 years of programme delivery here at the Workshop!

Faith Agba Butler
My name is Faith. I'm 19. I first became involved with Blackhorse Workshop through the Agency programme, which was a entrepreneurship programme for Young people aged 16-25 - our business had to have a social purpose. A fun fact about me is that I'm still running the business that I developed aBlackhorse Workshop. It is called Essence by Faith. I sell natural hair products for all hair types, and I also run workshops for young black women that teaches them personal development skills and also how to deal with their hair.

Shareen Suleman
I'm Shareen, I'm 20 years old and I was part of the Blackhorse responders! I'm currently in my 2nd year studying BSc Psychology. I love learning new skills and spending time with my friends and family!

Tasnim Tabassum
My name is Tasnim and I'm 17 years old, I have had the amazing opportunity to build a strong bond with Blackhorse Workshop through an exciting collaborative project with store store. Currently I'm in my final year of A level and am looking forward to my gap year!

Baaba Nkansah-Asasmoah
My name is Baaba and I am 18 years old. I was a Blackhorse Responder. I love Spoken Word poetry and I am an aspiring artist.

Mujahid Guven
My name is Mujahid, I'm 21 and I used to attend the workshop weekly for Blackhorse Responders. I enjoy filmmaking and music.

Evie Laurent
Hi my name is Evie, I am 16 years old and I took part in a summer school ran by Blackhorse Workshop in 2021. I am currently studying design, business and media. I love paddle boarding in my free time and have recently started learning Korean.

Jess Mead
I’m Jess, 16, and I know Blackhorse Workshop through my dad who got me doing courses and my induction. I also did a summer school here recently. I play the guitar and I’d love to hand make my own one someday.

Alfred Chambers
My name is Alfred, I’m 25 and I came to Blackhorse Workshop for their Agency scheme. My fun fact is I can play 6 musical instruments!