NTS Radio and Netflix present Top Boy Academy, an innovative project for young people with creative ambition at its heart. As one of the leading global voices in music culture and subculture, and a longstanding presence in the local area, NTS were the perfect partner to help Netflix engage meaningfully with a youthful Hackney audience. The academy event took place in September of 2019, connecting directly with the local youth audience key to Top Boy’s influence and success. Hosted at The Curtain hotel in Shoreditch, the 2 day programme took aspiring young creatives behind the scenes and showcased the variety of careers in entertainment, and proved that university isn’t the only way to get there. In a first for Netflix, Top Boy Academy combined genuine community outreach with massive online reach, firmly positioning Top Boy as a project that is truthful on-screen, and truly empowering off-screen.