Posts Categorised: Youth & Education

 

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

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.’ 

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

 

Routes into Research? By Amelia Clayton

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

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

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

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Launching cohort seven of The Young Academy

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