I got persuaded to do a project at the
Ethelred youth centre and that's because I was just kicking the ball
around when Mr and Miss Black and Beautiful were there doing a project.
I participated and thought it was good for me because it helped to make
me think and allowed me to get my voice heard in the community.
Mr Ackeem Cole. Lambeth
A voluntary member of Mr and Miss Black
and Beautiful who thought I'd be interested in a literature project
approached me in the library. They were right and since then they've
also given me advice about other things to help with my career choices.
I have a son who they gave me modelling networks for and gave me a
strategic plan for my son should he be successful. The advice was to
save as much as I could for his future education. They advised me to go
to Kids London because they said they were the best and also local. The
most surprising aspect of this was that it came from a basic knowledge
that they already knew, no research needed. That's what I'm
impressed about the most, Mr and Miss Black and Beautiful have a lot of
contacts and a wealth of information to give for almost everything.
Miss Irene Boateng. Lambeth
As a social Enterprise Mr and Miss
Black and Beautiful have continued to grow within the community with
outstanding outcomes and individual personal achievements. This is the
very reason as to why I dedicate my services to better young peoples
lives with projects for Mr and Miss Black and Beautiful.
Director: Faded Pictures. Hammersmith.
I have been contributing to the efforts
of not- for-profit-organisation Mr and Miss Black and Beautiful and
their work within the community since the very beginning in 2003. I
feel privileged to have been chosen to participate in the development
of our young people within the deep levels of our community. I have
learnt that to give back is a blessing in disguise and by extending my hand
to others I have also gained opportunities.
A RA-TID Productions. West Norwood
As a senior member of this community I
have witnessed my grandson Matthew Edie become more responsible not
only as an individual but as a man. Mr and Miss Black and Beautiful
came into his life at the right time. Matthew was floating around and
the organisation gave him a goal and perspective on his future. My
grandson has grown in maturity and is no longer embarrassed to
accompany me with my shopping because his family loyalty is back.
Mrs A Downie. Streatham.
To all young people who need support
with their career choice Mr and Miss Black and Beautiful as a team are
outstanding. They're a bunch of individuals that work extremely hard
to met the outcomes of their clients. Times that were in bed the Mr
and Miss Black and Beautiful team are hard at work in the AM.
Ian Douglas. Battersea
My experience with Mr and Miss Black
and Beautiful, was a joyous one. The things I learnt about the 80's has
inspired me to go back to my roots and think more about my culture. My
only question is why wasn't this done sooner?
During the 80's Babies sessions, I learned how to approach the world, in my own unique way. In the sense that people should see you how you truly are and not what they want you to be.
I have also learned not to be shy, true everyone says that, but truly whenever I was in a room full of people, the one sitting by herself in a corner trying to be inconspicuous was me! Now when a room is full and people are laughing you will always find me at the centre of it all, to some people's annoyance.
I have also gained some genuine friends who are out to help other people, which have restored my faith in the human race that people are not just out for all they can get and not thinking of others. This has rubbed of on me to, in the sense that you should help people without wanting anything in return.
Miss Victoria Ijeh- Okusanya. Lambeth
Gosh, I have to be real innit, Mr and Miss
Black and Beautiful helped to turn my life around completely and be
more positive with certain situations. I'm not one hundred percent
ready within my life but I'm getting there. That's why I'm not yet a
client, cos I need to give them one hundred and fifty percent because
they work hard for us. I haven't forgotten the time I received an
email at 3am in the morning. The most important thing for me is that
these doors stay open for us young ones in the community. I think
everyone has to do their own bit and give back to society but this team
have a different approach that we appreciate and respect, and that's
because the interest given by Mr and Miss Black and Beautiful is
Miss Chaniece Watson. Wandsworth
The Director is totally driven in her
leadership of an organisation dedicated to the development of young
people. It is incredible to see a young person with such energy who is
so skilled in engaging and inspiring other young people to become
involved. The Director has created a dynamic youth culture project
which is truly run by young people for young people.
Sandra Crouch, Economic Development Consultant