Launching cohort seven of The Young Academy

| No responses | Posted by: Tatevik Sargsyan | Theme: Youth & Education

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 tested, and support the ventures to map out how their work is impacting young people’s lives within a wider system.

Our work is delivered with support from our core funders the Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS, and programme partners Whole Education, New Philanthropy Capital, Hogan Lovells and Wolff Olins.

Meet the new initiatives participating in our Autumn/winter 2018 cohort, if you would like to find out more about any of the ventures’ work or would like to offer your support as a mentor, please do get in touch.

Beyond the Classroom delivers innovative life-skills programmes to young people, with an emphasis on the performing arts, youth leadership and peer mentoring
Career Ear is a careers advice app enabling young people to ask industry professionals career-related questions and make well-informed decisions about their futures. @CareerEar
  Get Further supports young people in post-16 education to improve their skills and confidence in English and Maths. @get_further
  Project Access is a mentorship programme that connects prospec­tive applicants from state schools with current university students from similar backgrounds. @projectaccess_
Spaghetti Brain® is an app that helps primary school children to understand and manage their own learning. @HelloSpaghetti
  SupportEd is developing an in-school mentoring and emotional literacy programme to prevent children at risk of violence from permanent exclusions. @wearesupported
  Supernotes is a cloud-based note-taking tool with integrated engagement and motivational features that simplifies and improves the learning workflow of students. @supernotesapp
SAMEE provides disabled young people with the practical knowledge and skills needed for exploring self-employment career goals. @SAMEEprojectsam

Since launching in 2014, we have supported over 60 ventures, including Museum in a Box, ImpactEd and Inclusive Classrooms. We backed 15 of the most promising ventures with over £1 million in seed capital, our portfolio includes Think for the Future, Smart School Councils, TalentEd, Potentially and Structural Learning.

To find out more about our work, visit or email Tatevik Sargsyan (Programme Manager) if you would like to get involved with the programme.


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