Black History Month
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Supporting Black History Month

As part of celebrating Black History Month 2020, we are delighted to support YOUR PATH: YOUR JOURNEY.

Cassius and Petula

Written by Petula Nurse & our own Cassius Francis, it aims to inspire young people to follow their path and discover their journey.

Your Path: Your Journey

Today we are launching Your Path: Your Journey to mark the start of Black History Month 2020.

Our hope with Your Path: Your Journey is to offer the wisdom of experience from those who have already walked this path. As you start to get in your lane we want to share their inspiration with you.

As you contemplate on your journey and the path you wish to take, remember life is a gift and we can’t take life for granted. Decide what you want to do with your life, take into consideration the guidance from this little book and get on your way.

From time to time you may stray from the path. But that’s just a detour. Get back in your lane, lift up your head and put one foot in front of the other. Do not be afraid. There’s a lot of magic out there. As you take your small steps, gain insight and reflect on your ability to handle challenges, and believe me there will be many, you will move forward in your path, your journey.

In these pages you will be guided to commit to your own path by considering the advice from those who have travelled and those who are still travelling their path. Go ahead, take their advice and get to where you should be going. But most of all, enjoy your path, your journey.

Your Path: Your Journey

The WOW - 'Work Opportunites Wolverhampton' Employability Outreach event took place on Thursday 21st February 2019 and brought together young people, businesses, education providers and practitioners.

This provided a platform for black students to engage with employers from a range of careers that they may not have considered and be inspired to engage with their studies.

Our intention was several fold. The event set about to:

  • Promote a wide range of employment opportunities and expose young people to a range of careers that they may not have considered whilst helping them to develop the spirit of enterprise.
  • Raise aspirations and increase exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) areas to make them more accessible to learners and remove barriers to learning, access to Higher Education and employment.
  • Provide a greater understanding of the role of universities and employers in preparing young people for the challenging world of work.

This publication draws together a collection of the advice the role models gave the young people as they start on their path.


We would like to thank the following organisations for supporting this:

  • Transforming Communities Together
  • Just Finance Black Country
  • Wesleyan Holiness Church British Isles
  • Wolverhampton Faith in Action