Last summer, The Young Foundation partnered with Youth Futures Foundation and the Mohn Westlake Foundation to recruit young people through the government-funded Kickstart Scheme and train them as peer researchers. The scheme targets 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment.

We’ve seen the researchers recruited build their skills and confidence since joining the programme, using their lived experience and contextual understanding of a social or geographical community to generate information about their peers.

A group of The Young Foundation’s Kickstart recruits have conducted research into young adults and financial literacy. The research design, tools, collection and analysis of data, and write-up of findings have all been led by the young people on this scheme.

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Posted on: 20 January 2022

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