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
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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
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
James Noble, Impact Management Lead at NPC, our evidence partner on the Young Academy, describes the process of supporting early-stage ventures to measure their impact and reflects on the overall impact of the programme.Find out more
Tom Ravenscroft, CEO of Enabling Enterprise, award-winning social enterprise supported by The Young Foundation, introduces his new book, The Missing Piece. This is a culmination of all he has learnt in a decade of working with young people to equip them with the skills needed to succeed in life.Find out more
Read our tips, gleaned from our role in supporting the Realising Ambition grantees, for steering a successful course to organisational development and replication when often faced with some stormy external conditions.Find out more
Can we predict where two children born, in different parts of the country will end up in later life? Our blog on how radical educational solutions and alternatives are needed to improve social mobility.Find out more
On Wednesday 5th July 2017, we saw the closing of the 5-year £25m Big Lottery Fund programme, Realising Ambition, which supported the replication of evidence-based and promising interventions designed to improve outcomes for children and young people and prevent them from entering the youth justice system.Find out more
Volunteering has played an important role in the delivery of a number of young people’s services in the Realising Ambition programme of which the Young Foundation is a partner. What have we learnt from Realising Ambition that could help organisations delivering similar services to make the most effective use of volunteers amid a national trend of declining numbers?Find out more