‘Fat people face discrimination that affects them for the rest of their lives’ 

15 May 2022

New research from Kickstart peer research trainees uncovers prejudice and discrimination and explores its impact.

Report finds social enterprises funded by The Young Academy benefit 1.8m learners  

20 April 2022

Social investment fund, set up to tackle disadvantage in education, shares learnings.

‘Putting young people in the driving seat of research can steer better youth support’

28 March 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

Helen Goulden shares a new report, and celebrates greater participation of young people in the research sector.

‘Greater diversity among councillors matters. Here’s why.’

22 March 2022 | Authors: Victoria Boelman,

Victoria Boelman asks what we can all do to increase the diversity of people putting themselves forward for local elections.

‘More must be done to confront online racism’

18 February 2022

Research led and directed by peer researchers on the Kickstart scheme explores the role social media plays in amplifying discrimination, hate and abuse.

‘Empowering young people will drive better mental health support’

25 January 2022

Having struggled with her own mental health, 16-year-old Eva Woods is currently working as a peer researcher in secondary schools, talking to other young people seeking support.

‘We need to address how we educate young people about money’

21 January 2022

We offer a platform to our Kickstart team, who have been employed by The Young Foundation to develop peer research skills. Here, they explore financial literacy. 

‘A time to recharge, renew – and participate in your future’

19 January 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

The Young Foundation starts 2022 with a focus on collective energy. Helen Goulden reflects on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

‘I never thought a research career was for someone like me’

8 December 2021

Elly McDade had big dreams and bags of ambition, but struggled at school and found herself on Universal Credit – until finding the Kickstart peer researcher programme. 

‘To make lasting change, we need more than slogans’

7 December 2021 | Authors: Lydia Ragoonanan,

Partnership and community-driven action are key to reducing inequalities, building stronger local economies, and addressing our national and global challenges, says Lydia Ragoonanan.

‘Let’s do more to support young people moving from education to employment’

30 November 2021 | Authors: Chelsea McDonagh,

What did National Living Wage Week deliver for those aged under 23? Chelsea McDonagh calls for greater support, and more diversity in the research sector.

Remote working can reach a broader range of people. Let’s enable that.

24 November 2021 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

Despite headlines and warnings, is virtual working all that bad? Helen Goulden counts the benefits, both for young people, and for organisations.

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