‘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.

Young people are tomorrow’s leaders, and today’s changemakers

23 November 2021 | Authors: Dayo Eseonu,

The COP26 youth march earlier this month saw thousands of young people skip school to demand action to address the climate crisis. Activists Vanessa Nakate, Greta Thunberg, and Xiye Bastida joined the rally, supporting other young people across the world to take social action and speak up for their future.

In the fight for climate change, everyone has something to contribute

9 November 2021

We need both technology and human partnerships to tackle the climate crisis, says activist Daze Aghaji

Beyond the ‘blah, blah, blah’: we need a new kind of climate activism

4 November 2021 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

Helen Goulden reflects on people power and partnership as tools for change – and says the cacophony around COP26 speaks volumes.

For ‘levelling up’ to have lasting impact, we must start by ‘levelling in’

5 October 2021 | Authors: Lydia Ragoonanan,

The government has pledged greater support for downtrodden regions of the UK – but change must be informed by people it most affects, says Lydia Ragoonanan

Job interviews disadvantage those on the autism spectrum. Here’s how.

24 August 2021

Interviews are a standard process in recruitment – but are they a fair way of assessing potential candidates?

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