Our ambassadors, ‘More Than Able’ (MTA) are a dynamic team of volunteers aged 11- 25 years old.
They work together to tackle youth barriers within society, engage with policy makers, support MRF
to represent the voices of young people and improve the disconnect and communication between
young people and relevant stakeholders e.g parents, teachers, communities, and council
In October 2019, they were nominated and won the Global Youth Awards held at Magazine London for their influential contribution to education innovation and empowerment. Our ambassadors won the 'Innovation in Music' category for their efforts to tackle knife crime through music.
The Global Youth Awards recognises and celebrates the extraordinary work, achievements, and impact of young people across the UK. Our award-winning ambassadors have also featured in the press, collaborated in community projects, and taken campaigns to parliament. They are available for press opportunities to share stories, quotes, and opinions on youth topics.
The Impact of Knife Crime
An interview with RTL Dutch News to discuss the upsurge of knife crime in London.
Stories of Knife Crime
In an article with The Guardian, our ambassadors shared their personal experiences of knife crime and what factors they believe play a significant role in stabbings – poverty, lenient punishment, school expulsion, and lack of community activities. poverty, lenient punishment, school expulsion, and lack of community activities.
Relationships with the Police
Our young ambassadors sat down with Chief Inspector Craig Knight and his colleagues from Croydon Police to discuss how the bridge between the police and young people can be built. Key takeaways: An officers age can hinder rapport with young people, stop and search is not random, and it is a two way relationship - police interaction is based on the signals, abuse, and treatment received during stoppings and vice versa.
Inspiring Next Generation
Our youth ambassadors were invited to speak at the CSI Croydon to celebrate British Science Week. Public speaking events provide a great opportunity for young people to see positive role models. Our young ambassadors’ mission is to positively influence the next generation to uncover their true potentials, overcome weaknesses, and show young people how to live with integrity, optimism, hope, determination, and compassion.