SOS - Stories of Success'

Thanks for making the event such a success!

SOS - Stories of Success

Our new magazine is now out!

'SOS - Stories of Success' produced in partnership with UCL (University College London) and Leading Routes is available to see online and also hard copy.

If you would like a copy of the magazine please contact

The Magazine

Geared towards an audience of young people, parents, schools and communities the magazine aims to inspire and create an awareness around the various routes of progression that are available in education, employment and enterprise along with providing information and guidance on numerous topics such as finance, technology, health & well-being, relationships, personal development and more.

The primary focus of the magazine are our ‘Stories of Success’: these are featured interviews with some of the previous BYA Award winners as well as other young achievers. Additionally, there will be a directory of services and products that can be referred to when seeking advice and support.


The Magazine Launch

An extra special event held at a rooftop location overlooking the City of London. BYA Award Winners that feature in the magazine will be sharing their 'Stories of Success'. Free copies of the publication will be available as well as enjoying drinks & canapes. This is an invite only event

wallacespace Spitalfields


15 Artillery Lane
E1 7HA

more venue information

You can travel by mainline and Overground trains to Liverpool Street. And there’s Shoreditch, Aldgate and Aldgate East overground stations too within a 10 – 15 minute walk.

These are the buses that run along Bishopsgate which is the main road that Artillery Lane comes off of:-

8, 26, 35, 42, 47, 48, 78, 135, 149, 205, 242, 388.

‘Challenging Stereotypes. Celebrating Success. Creating Futures’

Black Youth Achievement Awards – founded 2008


Still the only national awards ceremony recognising black and mixed heritage stories of success


nominees and counting


Award Categories




The Black Youth Achievement Awards (BYA Awards) recognises, rewards and promotes the positive actions and accomplishments of young black and mixed heritage individuals throughout the United Kingdom.

Now in its 9th year, the BYA Awards is still the only national awards ceremony celebrating the achievements and contributions of black and mixed heritage youth in the UK and has built a fantastic reputation over this period honouring 400+ people to date for their personal attainments and wider contributions to society.

Video clip of Black Youth Achievement Awards 2015