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
The Young Foundation welcomes contributions from many sectors and standpoints - views expressed here are not necessarily held by The Young Foundation.
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
We’re delighted to be partnering with Youth Futures Foundation and the Mohn Westlake Foundation to work with up to thirty young people, employed through the Kickstart Scheme to be trained as peer researchers. It’s a fantastic opportunity for a cohort of young people to gain access to employment which seeks to build confidence, skills and... Find out more
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
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
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
In this guest blog, Jenny Richards, a member of the East London-based Grand Union Orchestra (GUO), talks about their approach to amplifying lesser-heard voices.Find out more
We’re pleased to welcome 12 new initiatives to the Young Academy, our accelerator programme for early-stage social ventures that tackle educational inequalities.Find out more
There are just four days left to apply for our next Young Academy Accelerator for social ventures working in education! Jon Maiden, co-founder of Panjango, who completed the Accelerator in 2017, talks about his project and the impact of the Young Academy.Find out more
The Young Academy, since 2014, has played a key role in supporting over 50 innovative approaches working to close the attainment gap. Read about how they are putting into practice many of the Education Endowment Foundation's recommendations to tackle educational inequality.Find out more
…and use your ideas to make your community a better place. We want to put young people at the heart of solutions. This is why we’re running a new free programme called Amplify Youth. Join in!Find out more