When he started sixth form, Alex Holmes was bullied and subjected to racist abuse. Rather than standing by, he took his painful experience as an opportunity to make a difference and created the Anti Bullying Ambassadors scheme at just 16 years old.
Now, age 30, there are over 35,000 Ambassadors in schools across the UK and Ireland, he is the Deputy CEO of the Diana Award, an advisory board member for the Gates Foundation and winner of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian award.
As the pandemic has ripped across the country it has exposed the gaping inequalities embedded in our society. To face those problems we need empowered people, like Alex, to step up and push for change from grassroots level.
Join us for the third instalment of our NextGen series, live virtual events that put students and young people at the heart of the discussion, to ask – how can activism enact positive and meaningful social change?