Our Narratives Yet Xplained (ONYX) hub is a youth-led organisation that works with Black youth age 11-25 to take an active and positive role in transforming the society they live in. We recognise that young people are central to decision making and are catalysts for change, as such, ONYX youth lead the organisations’ activities.
We support young people with their learning, ambitions and aspirations, by running
projects co-produced by them. The projects are often creative, and they enable
young people to learn and develop transferable skills in many different areas. We
also provide skills-building training and volunteering opportunities, as well as access
to career advice to increase their chances of accessing higher education and/or
employment, through apprenticeships.
Our vision is to provide access opportunities for all Black youth so that they can thrive within their chosen endeavours.
To ensure young people have the space,
confidence and support to develop their leadership capacity and build
resilience and skills to become change makers.
To counter the unemployment rates for young people of
colour, which are below the national average
To ensure that young people contribute
to the social and economic regeneration of their communities. Motivating
and inspiring individuals to act on their ideas and to realise their
enterprise potential by engaging and providing talks from experts in the
To work with individuals and communities to improve
integration and cohesion through developing shared values and
aspirations for the whole community through our mentorship programme and