The RSBC Youth Forum is a group of vision impaired young people committed to bringing about positive change for young people who are blind or partially sighted. They want to ensure that the voices of vision impaired young people are heard. They work to represent their views and opinions, highlight the issues that are important to them, influence those that can affect change and bring about improvements in services.
Meet the RSBC Youth Forum
Meet the Youth Forum Members:
Ruksana: Youth Forum Advisor
Ruksana has been an RSBC beneficiary since 2011. She has been involved in a number of RSBC services and projects including Employment and Social and Peer programmes. Ruksana was part of the initial RLSB Youth Forum in 2015 where she was instrumental in the development of projects such as Wayfindr and now she has returned as a volunteer advisor to Youth Forum members. Ruksana is passionate about achieving equality and being an ambassador for blind and VI young people.
Justin: Youth Engagement Officer
Justin is a leading member of the RSBC’s Music Group; he is a talented pianist, songwriter and music producer. Justin is passionate about representing the views of blind and VI young people, and as our Youth Engagement officer he is responsible for supporting young people to find their voices.
Cory: Peer Mentor
Cory has been part of a number of RSBC projects over the past few years, including the residential leadership course which he completed last year. Cory has traveled all over the world and is passionate about supporting blind and VI young people to become independent and live barrier-free lives. Cory has now returned to the RSBC to support and mentor Youth Forum members in order to realise their goals.
Charlotte: Events and Marketing Officer
Charlotte is involved with all aspects of the Youth Forum and has worked on many campaigns with the RSBC. Charlotte is committed to breaking down the barriers that blind and VI young people face, and is particularly interested in promoting and securing accessible employment opportunities as well as raising awareness about what it’s really like to be blind or vision impaired.
Mercedes: Representative for 11-16
Mercedes is our youngest Youth Forum member and is passionate about representing the views of the RSBC’s younger beneficiaries. Mercedes is a talented athlete and she has been attending our Health and Well-being clubs for over two years. She is committed to achieving equal opportunities for blind and VI young people primarily through raising awareness.
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