Sam Harris and Cliff Prior on BBC Radio 1Xtra

Sam Harris of Pedal Power Transport and Cliff Prior, the CEO of UnLtd, were among the people interviewed for the “Generation Next” documentary that was aired on BBC Radio 1Xtra on the 20th of May 2012. The full interview can be heard for the next seven days on BBC iPlayer here.

Sam and Cliff’s parts can be heard here:

The documentary talks about how the next generation are thinking big, setting up their own businesses and charities, and starting social enterprises. A social enterprise is a business that is set up to tackle an issue and to try and change it for the better.

It was produced by Emma Warren. In her latest blog post about the documentary and the way young people are represented in the media she says:

“Most people are just fed stories of doom and violence, dispossession and laziness. We hear that exams are too easy, that school-leavers can’t read or write, that young people are addicted to their phones or to celebrity and that’s not to mention the constant hum of our obsession with the tiny minority of youth who get involved in criminal violence, who end up as inaccurate poster children for a whole generation. They’re not.

I see a different reality…These are people who are spending their teens and early twenties making their own jobs, setting up charities and social enterprises, starting businesses that will end up employing other young people, or otherwise just doing stuff that will help make them more employable.”

You can find out about Pedal Power Transport in our post about the project.

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