With less than 12 days till our show, we have decided to do a #YouthOfTheDay where we recognise a young person who has done amazing things in their community or in their field. We will be recognising youth that need to be televised. To kickstart our #YouthOfTheDay, we will start off with Jeremiah Emmanuel.
Jeremiah Emmanuel (BEM) is an entrepreneur, youth activist, motivational speaker from Brixton, London and is currently the youngest black person to receive honour from the Queen. At the tender age of 4, Jeremiah had began volunteering in his community in London. Over the years Jeremiah has done so much in order to help the community and bring about change. Here are some interting and inspiring facts about Jeremiah:
• At the age of 13, Jeremiah was deputy young mayor of Lambeth.
• At 13 he also set up his One Big Community whic is an organisation to help young people find solutions to tackling violence in their communities.
• Persuaded BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra to create a youth council.
• Currently runs his own youth consultancy called EMNL. His consultancy has had the opprtunity to work with organisations such as Rolls-Royce Plc, AKQA and Nando's.
• Has spoken at Wembley Arena and Cambridge University.
• Campaigned for all schools to teach first aid as he helped to save the life of a youth who was a victim of a knife attack. He has received a Red Cross humanitarian award for saving a life.
• This year he was listed on the Queen's New Year Honour List and was also awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM).
Jeremiah Emmanuel has done such a great work and is continuing to do so much more which is truly inspiring. He has been rightfully recognised for doing so. Jeremiah Emmanuel is a youth that should be televised. At our show on September 10th, he will be honoured with our Youth Community Excellence Award. Make sure you are there to see this take place!