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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

Innovating to create education’s missing piece

Date: | Posted by: Tom Ravenscroft

Date: October 19 2017

Posted by: Tom Ravenscroft


Tom Ravenscroft, CEO of Enabling Enterprise, award-winning social enterprise supported by The Young Foundation, introduces his new book, The Missing Piece. This is a culmination of all he has learnt in a decade of working with young people to equip them with the skills needed to succeed in life. 

Realising Ambition: Our ambition, our journey, our legacy


Date: July 05 2017

Posted by: Hannah Kitcher


On Wednesday 5th July 2017, we saw the closing of the 5-year £25m Big Lottery Fund programme, Realising Ambition, which supported the replication of evidence-based and promising interventions designed to improve outcomes for children and young people and prevent them from entering the youth justice system.

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?


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


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


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