Youth Futures Foundation is delighted to announce that Anna Smee has been appointed as its first CEO. Anna will join in November.
Last month we carried out our interviews for the exciting and important role of CEO of YFF. As part of this process, we held a day of youth panel assessments for shortlisted candidates to set out their vision for YFF to a group of five young people.
From St James’ Park to Middlesbrough Council. Last week we had the pleasure of visiting Newcastle and Middlesbrough, speaking to young people, organisations and services who are working hard to support young people into employment.
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YFF have commissioned the Institute for Employment Studies to lead an initial evidence review. This will seek out the most relevant and high-quality available evidence from around the world about supporting young people a long way from the labour market into sustained and meaningful employment.
Last week we were thrilled to attend a parliamentary reception to celebrate the dormant assets scheme and publicise the impact it is having on good causes.
Our Chair, Joe Montgomery, was pleased to attend the positive opportunities reception at 10 Downing Street. Touching on the issues affecting young people today from knife-crime to homelessness, the PM also drew attention to positive stories and solutions.
Youth Futures Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of two new members to our board; Dame Julia Cleverdon and Laura-Jane Rawlings, who join our Chair Joe Montgomery as non-executive directors of YFF. They bring with them diverse networks and unrivalled insights from their extensive experience working in the youth sector.
We are looking for three Board Members to provide governance of high quality and rigour whilst having the ambition to deliver real impact. Having recently appointed a Chair and two initial Board members, a full Board is now being appointed and appropriate governance structures put in place to oversee the development and delivery of YFF.
An inspiring morning at UnLtd – the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, learning how they improve access to employment through their support of social enterprises and social entrepreneurs. It was great to hear from the UnLtd team about this different model for having impact and also how they structure themselves and operate across the country.
This morning we were kindly hosted at QED Foundation where Founder and Chief Executive, Dr Mohammed Ali and Deputy Chief Executive, Adeeba Malik spent the morning briefing us on QED’s work delivering training and employment services to disadvantaged communities in Bradford, and the issues inhibiting British Asian communities from entering employment.
Today we met with the Talent Match Daniel Shoultz and Sonia Archer from London Youth, who were kind enough to share with us their experiences of working with a place-based model. Their innovative employment programme is for 18-24 year olds living or accessing services in Croydon who have been out of education or work for a year or more.
A new, independent, not-for-profit organisation, the Youth Futures Foundation has today announced Joe Montgomery as its Founding Chair. The Youth Futures Foundation exists to support those young people furthest from the labour market into meaningful employment, helping them to reach their full potential.