A platform for young people of colour to explore race, identity and culture and challenge the everyday, institutionalised racism that shapes their livesVisit our channel
If you are a young person of colour (aged 24 and under) and want to get involved, we would love to hear from you. Whether you want to film a video, speak at an event, develop the project or be part of the Kids of Colour network, contact us.
In August 2020 we will be delivering our first summer school for young people of colour aged 12-17 from Greater Manchester. If you or someone you know would like a place, contact us. We will be following up with workshops for young white allies.
We work to actively challenge racism. Below is a reporting form for young people (or adults on their behalf) to log incidents of overt, micro-aggressive or institutional racism. We focus particularly on the areas of education and policing (working closely with NPMP) and want to support individuals where possible, directly or through signposting.Report an incident
We also run drop ins on Tuesdays from 4.30pm-6.30pm in Manchester Central Library café. Keep an eye on social media for updates on times.
We offer training sessions for those working with young people. These aim to develop people’s understanding of race and racism so they can better support young people of colour through society, challenge the racism that exists within institutions and create inclusive spaces within their practice.
From 2020, we will run one off training sessions for individuals to sign up to and can run sessions for your organisation or staff team. We are particularly interested in working with educational institutions.
Kids of Colour was founded in 2018 and became a community interest company in 2019. We work to inform society on the diverse experiences belonging to young people of colour and challenge the racialised, dehumanising narratives that uphold negative stereotypes. We create spaces for young people of colour to come together and explore race, identity and culture and support them to challenge the racism they face.
We also create opportunities for the public to learn from young people, encouraging young and adult allies to reflect on the individual and systemic changes needed in society that they must be a part of implementing. Keep an eye on our social media for upcoming events and workshops.
“Participating in Kids of Colour has empowered me and allowed me to have that difficult dialogue around race, culture and identity. It has also provided me with a channel to get my voice heard and my views around race heard by people from different communities.”
“Kids of Colour really gave me a platform to share my views of race and also helped me to have a deeper understanding of who I am, and where I come from.”
“Taking part in the Kids of Colour project has allowed me to feel that my voice and my experiences being a young person of colour within society are valid; that I am entitled to speak up against injustices I may face, and that I am being heard. It has been a privilege to be part of it, and I really hope it is recognised for the impact it has had on the young people who have participated.”
“Working with Kids of Colour has given me hope.”
“Being a part of this project has shown me I’m not alone, that my experience as a black Muslim woman is important, and that being treated as an equal shouldn’t be a privilege, but a right.”