The Black Curriculum
The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise founded in 2019 by young people to address the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum. We believe that by delivering arts focused Black history programmes, providing teacher training and campaigning through mobilising young people, we can facilitate social change.
Our programmes are for all young people aged 8-16 and aims to equip young people with a sense of identity, and the tools for a diverse landscape. We are working towards changing the national curriculum and building a sense of identity in every young person in the UK. Read our mission statement here.
The National Youth Ambassador Scheme
The Black Curriculum’s (TBC) National Youth Ambassador Scheme is an online program that will provide young people aged 14 - 18, with an opportunity to advocate and educate in their school community. Students will support the development of a greater sense of belonging and identity to young people across the UK through the teaching of Black British History and ongoing work to reform Britain's National curriculum. Ambassadors will develop a wide set of skills during the program through their research, campaigning and educating, leading to accreditation as a TBC National Youth Ambassador.
Students will sign up to be an Education Ambassador, Campaign Ambassador or Research Ambassador. They will attend workshops and undertake tasks that supplement skills needed for their specific role, including leadership, confidence building, time management and communication skills.
How will the money raised be used?
With the money donated, we hope to invest in:
- Teacher Training
- Staff and Volunteer Training
- Train young people on the scheme
- Resources and Materials, including computers
- Our recruitment process
- Staff Employment
£5,000 will go towards coaching and training opportunities (media, safeguarding and teacher training).
£5,000 will go towards printing and merchandise .
£15,000 will employ a Research Fellow for 6 months.
£20,000 will remunerate our nation-wide freelancers for a year.
£25,000 will employ a full time Director of Programmes for a year.