Working across the community and youth sector for over 10 years, Blake started out in various youth leadership roles, joining Lambeth’s Youth Council, founding Lambeth’s Youth Opportunity Fund and became their youngest ever Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) He has also worked with London Youth, with young refugees and in the international development field.
Being involved in various youth leadership and engagement roles led to Blake volunteering with Alford House at the age of 16 – a local youth club where had attended since the age of 8. Through continued support and motivation, Blake undertook NVQ’s 1 and 2 in Youth Work with London Youth whilst studying for his A-Levels, progressing on to further studies at Degree level.
Blake has a First in Social Science, Community Development and Youth Work BA from Goldsmiths, University of London. He plans to study for a Masters in Public Policy in 2015.
Now 22, Blake is currently operating in two roles. One as the Youth Participation Manager for Alford House, and the other as the Commissioning Assistant for the National Citizen Service (NCS)