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07 November 2019

Pioneers Post has published a profile on Teresa Reynolds, founder of social enterprise Incredible Brilliant Youth. Teresa is a former member of Dare London, our youth advisory board, and spoke about how the experience had inspired her as a young person.

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A youth board made up of six people aged 16-25 meets once a month to guide the running of IBY. “If you’re working with young people then why would you not have them inform your work? You can’t go into the field and just make guesses about what they need.” Teresa herself was on a youth board for London Youth (a charity supporting the UK capital’s young people) when she was 25 – “­­And that inspired me,” she says. “­­I think it’s strange that there are so many youth support organisations that don’t have one.” As well as discussing how IBY can tackle issues young people are facing today, its board members also receive training on issues including public speaking, managing personal finances and mental health. ”

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