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‘Inspiring the boy – or the girl – in the corner': Opening up opportunities through music to young people missing out

This story is a summary of Jim Minton’s (London Youth) keynote speech at the upcoming Catalysing Change: Sound Connections Challenging Circumstances Music Network Conference, taking inspiration from Dizzie Rascal’s debut album!

“Some of London’s finest musicians of recent years – from Dizzie Rascal to Ms Dynamite – have spoken of how community youth organisations have been fundamental to their development, and to finding opportunities to express themselves. There is a strong body of evidence emerging from the arts, sports and youth work, highlighting the value of bringing opportunities to young people within their communities  – to engage them in making positive choices and give them access to the amazing experiences London has to offer. With many young Londoners still missing out on exposure to culture and creativity, and all the benefits they bring, meeting this challenge is more important than ever.”

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