Black to the Future is a Sankofa Approach to Youth Work Practices in the African Diaspora Community that is contributing to building a self-sustaining system that encompasses the intergenerational cultural specificities of the African Diaspora in Europe.
Through a series of study visits/ work shadowing activities and dialogue sessions, the project acknowledges the development of youth work practices with African Diaspora communities in these involved cities. The project also explores earlier learning and knowledge, alongside contemporary models to enhance the current skills and competence of younger youth workers.
This Black to the Future I project was delivered between February 2017 and September 2018 in London, Cologne, and Amsterdam. Currently, we run Black to the Future II to identify and document youth work practices in the four additional cities of Munich, Rotterdam, Lisbon and Manchester to expand the work done by the first version of Black to the Future I.