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Josh’s journey to Alumni Ambassador

13 Feb 2020

We recently enjoyed a morning of tea and biscuits at the Speakers Trust office, and for good reason – we were joined by our Alumni Ambassadors Group. This group is composed of young speakers whom have taken part in the “Speak Out” Challenge! with the aim of sharing their experience of every aspects of the programme from in-school workshop through to Grand Final. Their purpose is to help shape improvements for the future young people that will participate in “Speak Out” Challenge!.

Josh Tedeku represented Burnt Mill Academy at the 2017-18 “Speak Out” Challenge! West Essex Regional Final where he was crowned winner with a speech entitled ‘Three Seconds’. Josh explains; “It was about urging people to start making a change in their lives and help this planet last longer for the future.”

Josh has embraced his “Speak Out” Challenge! platform. Since his Grand Final, he has returned to his home borough as a Regional Final MC, as well as co-MC the Grand Final 2019. Josh has represented his peers at Speakers Trust fundraising events and of course, become a Speakers Trust Alumni Ambassador. 

We asked Josh, what attracted you to becoming an Alumni Ambassador? His response was joyful;

“I love the idea of breaking kids out of their shell and giving them a voice.”

And how would you like your involvement to impact the programme or other young people?

“I would like to give these amazing young people confidence to share their opinions in the correct ways and achieve their full potential as people.”

Watch Josh’s winning speech.