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Taking the Lead cover (October 2009)

Taking the lead: Youth leadership in theory and practice

This report asks what is youth leadership? Why does it matter? And how can we support and nurture the development of our young leaders? Taking the lead critically investigates youth leadership, bringing together experts’ views and best practice from around the world, offering valuable lessons for both practitioners and policymakers. The research provides a robust... Find out more

Thinking about apprenticeships cover (July 2009)

Thinking about Apprenticeships

In January 2008, the government published World Class Apprenticeships: Unlocking Talent, Building Skills for All, which set out ambitious plans for Apprenticeships with the aim that one in five young people aged 16 to 18 will be apprentices by 2020. The review also announced plans to guarantee an Apprenticeship place to all suitably qualified 16-18 year olds by 2013.... Find out more

GRIT - The skills for success and how they are grown cover (June 2009)

Grit: The skills for success and how they are grown

Grit: The skills for success and how they are grown argues that Britain’s schools need to prioritise grit and self-discipline. Drawing on evidence from around the world it shows that these contribute as much to success at work and in life as IQ and academic qualifications. Too much emphasis on exams and academic qualifications has... Find out more

Collaborative projects on youth crime

Working with Essex, Knowsley, Sheffield and Westminster local authorities, the Innovation Catalyst looks at the collaborative workstream on youth crime which provides research, intensive support and innovation consultancy to help develop and support innovative pilots. The Innovation Catalyst was a partnership between The Innovation Unit and The Young Foundation, supported and funded by the Improvement... Find out more

Meet the parents - stories of teenage pregnancy and parenthood in Lewisham cover (2009)

Meet the parents: stories of teenage pregnancy and parenthood in Lewisham

The Young Foundation was commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham to look at how perceptions and expectations of young people in the borough impacted on teenage pregnancy. We carried out detailed ethnographic studies to capture the experiences of young people over a typical day, held focus groups and one-to-one interviews with young people, and... Find out more