Youth Futures Foundation
The Youth Futures Foundation is a new, independent, not for profit organisation set up to tackle youth unemployment with a £90million endowment from the Reclaim Fund. The foundation is for bold and impactful ways to help young people find and keep good jobs. There are over 750,000 young people not in education or employment in the UK. Young people are twice as likely to be unemployed than older adults in the labour market and BAME and disadvantaged young people disproportionately bear the brunt of it.
The Youth Futures Foundation will be tackling the issue on many fronts and looking to partner with organisations, charities, local authorities, social enterprises, employers, government and of course young people to get to the heart of the issues that have resulted in too many individuals failing to thrive and contribute fully to the economy. They are committed to giving young people from diverse backgrounds access to meaningful work in which they can progress. Their aim is to address the root causes of youth unemployment and under employment, which are often complex and interrelated. This will take time and patience and it begins with understanding what does and doesn’t work.
The Youth Futures Foundation is committed to:
Equipping young people from diverse backgrounds to access and progress in work
Removing structural and systemic barriers to employment and progressionSee more