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

Blog 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. 

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

Blog 30 November 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.

Kickstart reports – sprint one

Publication 26 November 2021

Reports designed and created by young people on the Kickstart scheme, exploring experiences of employment among LGBTQ+ young people, and those with ADHD.

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

Blog 24 November 2021

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

Blog 23 November 2021

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.

New Peer Research Network to focus on youth issues

News 29 September 2021

Up to 60 young people across England are set to lead and conduct research into the experiences and priorities of their peers. The new Youth-Led Peer Research Network is now open to applicants across England, and will bring young people with diverse backgrounds and experiences together.

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

Blog 24 August 2021

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

The shift to remote working opened the door to my career in research

Blog 1 July 2021

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 sudden, I saw a career in the distance that I hadn’t even known existed.

The Young Foundation to train 30 young peer researchers

News 14 June 2021

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.

Social research project tackles youth unemployment

News 14 June 2021

The Young Foundation, Youth Futures Foundation and The Mohn Westlake Foundation are launching a unique social research project to tackle youth unemployment. The project, made possible through the Kickstart Scheme, will see up to 30 formerly unemployed young people trained as peer researchers.

Amplify Youth: putting young people at the heart of social change

Publication 22 January 2021

Amplify Youth was a programme funded by Credit Suisse and delivered by The Young Foundation. We worked with young people aged 16-25 in challenging areas of East London, Dublin and Belfast. Our aim was to tackle the structural inequality experienced

Be more Michael

Blog 25 November 2020

Helen Goulden pays homage to The Young Foundation’s founder, and calls for a modern-day reflection of his work, finding solutions government can get behind.

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