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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Volunteers make ‘our world go round’

Date: | Posted by: James Teasdale

Date: May 23 2017

Posted by: James Teasdale

 

Volunteering has played an important role in the delivery of a number of young people’s services in the Realising Ambition programme of which the Young Foundation is a partner. What have we learnt from Realising Ambition that could help organisations delivering similar services to make the most effective use of volunteers amid a national trend of declining numbers?

#YFWeekly

Date: | Posted by: Hannah Kitcher

Date: February 20 2017

Posted by: Hannah Kitcher

 

Bringing you some highlights from across the three areas of our work; social innovation and investment, work with communities and research.

Early stage venture development: the journey so far with Keshav Bhatt, Revolution Hive

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Date: February 20 2017

Posted by: Hannah Kitcher

 

Keshav Bhatt is the founder of Revolution Hive, a social enterprise which aims to empower young people to take responsibility for dealing with the biggest challenges facing society in the 21st century. Revolution Hive is currently part of the London and South East 2016/17 Young Academy cohort. We asked Keshav for some insight into what… → Read More

Young Foundation supports Uprising’s latest venture to create One Million Mentors

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Date: February 16 2017

Posted by: Hannah Kitcher

 

For a young person today, working out who you are and what you want to do is one of the key challenges you face upon entering adulthood. For those that face inequalities, this process can be especially laden with pitfalls and barriers. Our mission at The Young Foundation, to confront the inequalities that undermine our economy and corrode our wellbeing, means that we work on and with a fantastic… → Read More

Expanding grammar schools in the UK perpetuates the dangerous myth of meritocracy

Date: | Posted by: Hannah Kitcher

Date: December 12 2016

Posted by: Hannah Kitcher

 

Lifting the ban on new grammar schools is part of Theresa May’s desire for “Britain to be the world’s great meritocracy[1]”and today marks the end of the public consultation the Government launched on this issue. But if the expansion of grammar schools marks progress towards a more meritocratic society is this necessarily a good thing?… → Read More