George’s idea to begin workshops inspired by his poetry with the aim to stimulate sociological discussion in inner-city circles, was brought to life when he won £16,000 in a startup grant from Channel 4 and Barclay’s Bank’s The Stake competition in 2012.

George believes that it is important youth challenge the situations, stigmas and assumptions they are faced with. In conjunction with greater education this will help cultivate an enterprising, politically conscious generation of social actors, as opposed to reactors.

Planning for the workshops has been intense, further activity from the project will continue in 2013.