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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

‘I welcome the rise in National Living Wage – but we must also support young people moving from education to employment’

Date: November 30 2021

 

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. Like most people, I welcome the recent National Living Wage rise – but I am dismayed that those under the age of 23 do not qualify. Amidst proposed changes to student loan repayments – which... Find out more

‘Remote working brings new opportunities to reach a broader base of young people. Let’s enable that.’ 

Date: November 24 2021

 

Despite headlines and warnings, is virtual working all that bad? Helen Goulden counts the benefits, both for young people, and for organisations.   Earlier this year, The Young Foundation was approved as a Kickstart employer. As an independent research organisation with a keen interest in creating a more inclusive social research sector, it felt like a very tangible opportunity to recruit people... Find out more

‘Young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow, they are the changemakers of today.’

Date: November 23 2021

 

Dr Dayo Eseonu shares her optimism for a future shaped by dynamic and ambitious young people who want to improve society and the environment today. 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... Find out more

How traditional job interviews disadvantage those on the Autism spectrum

Date: August 24 2021

 

This blog was written by Jack, one of our recently hired Peer Researchers through the Kickstart Scheme. Here he talks about how traditional job interviews disadvantage those on the Autism spectrum and draws on his own experience seeking employment. Find out more about our Kickstart Scheme project here. Job interviews are a standard process job... Find out more

Routes into Research? By Amelia Clayton

Date: July 01 2021

 

Amelia joined The Young Foundation through the Kickstart Scheme. Here she describes her experiences of finding her way into the research profession… Studying Sociology at university opened my eyes to the world of social research and gave me a glimpse into how we can ethically use research to make a positive change. All of a... Find out more

Be More Michael

Date: November 25 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

Who wants to make any predictions about 2021? The internet and media will be awash with them in the coming weeks; but talk to police commissioners, local authority chief execs and those close to their communities and a “growth in tension” is mentioned with increasing regularity; largely driven by unemployment which is projected to rise... Find out more

From Rescue to Recovery – Looking ahead to innovation in education

Date: April 06 2020

Posted by: Sarah Faber, Tatevik Sargsyan

 

The Young Academy is our innovation support programme and social investment fund for tackling education inequality. Through our portfolio of social ventures, the networks of schools in which we work, and the teachers we support, we are not only hearing about all the difficulties and understandable frustrations and worries that Covid-19 is presenting, but also... Find out more

Launching cohort seven of The Young Academy

Date: October 02 2018

Posted by: Tatevik Sargsyan

Social Investment in Education (via Flickr comedy_nose) 

We’re pleased to welcome eight new initiatives to the Young Academy’s accelerator programme for early-stage social ventures tackling educational inequalities. Through the Accelerator, participants will attend intensive workshops and receive one-to-one support from social impact experts, volunteer advisors and education sector leaders. Our goal is to create a space for ideas and projects to be... Find out more