Community-based PSHCE course for young people of African and Caribbean heritage

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21 Sep 2020

Parents of young people aged 11 - 16 years old are invited to register them to participate in a community-based, virtual PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) course designed for young people of African and Caribbean heritage in the UK.

The course includes 30 x one hour sessions and aims to be interactive, relevant and of real value to young people and their parents.

About the course

The rationale is to equip young people with more of the tools they need to thrive and succeed in school, their local communities and beyond compulsory education.

The Young Black Leaders Course aims to teach young people to be the leaders of their own lives and bridge the gap between the unique issues faced by the Black community in the UK and the school-based PSHCE curriculum, from a culturally competent perspective.

Examples of topics covered include:

  • Africa - the documented and proven history
  • Who am I? African contributions to civilisations
  • The eye of the beholder - beauty and standards
  • Money talks - financial literacy and generational wealth
  • That's not fair! How to successfully raise objections
  • Culture - Create, control, follow
  • Celebrity saga - what is a role model?

The course was developed by Krystal Rubie from Young Black Leaders, drawing on her 15 years of experience of being a high school science teacher, pastoral leader, SEN teacher, a parent and community activist.

The introduction sessions took place on 9/10 September, but they are still able to welcome young people on to the course and will provide a catch-up session to cover what they have missed so far.

Parents can register their child for either the Wednesday or Thursday online class at a total cost of £196 for the entire nine month program. Payments can be spread over ten months.

Further information

Find out more on Young Black Leaders website

Email: Krystal Rubie at

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Last updated: 21 Sep 2020

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