Duncan Place, Edinburgh
Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) is Scotland’s leading charity for young Black and young people of colour (BPoC) in Scotland. IYS is the only major organisation that is both youth-led and Black and PoC-led with our programmes all having developed from direct consultation with our network of Youth Ambassadors. We are a community, a service and a voice for BPoC young people, providing a safe space and place to nurture the talents. Our services cover a wide range from Youth Work, Education, Employability and Mental health.
Some of our most significant impacts have been within the areas of education, employability and human rights.
All of our involvement in these processes were crucial in ensuring that young Black and Poc voices were being heard. By continuing to shape, disrupt and improve these processes, we aim to build a Scotland that is a safe and welcoming place to grow up for Black and PoC young people.