Youth Futures announces first in-person event

Jun 23, 2022

We are delighted to announce that registration for our first in-person engagement event on 21 July, ‘Connecting Futures: Supporting marginalised young people into good jobs’, is now live.

Join us as we explore the latest youth labour market data and reflect on recent and upcoming policies, including the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, and share insights from the frontline into ‘what works’.

We will also hear from young people and employers about their current challenges and potential solutions to meet future workforce needs as we explore, how we can connect young people to good jobs.

Alongside hearing from experts, this event provides an excellent opportunity to take part in interactive sessions and network. Insights from the event will help to shape our future plans.

Date: Thursday 21 July
Time: 1.30pm  – 6.30pm, including a drinks reception
Venue: The Studio, 7 Cannon St, Birmingham, B2 5EP

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Alison McGovern MP, Shadow Minister for Employment and Labour MP for Wirral South in Merseyside 
  • Dame Julia Cleverdon MBE DCVO,  lifetime campaigner promoting opportunities for young people facing disadvantage, co-founder of the #iwill campaign, Vice Patron of Teach First and Vice President of Business in the Community and Non-Executive Director at Youth Futures Foundation
  • Marcellus Baz MBE, CEO and founder Switch Up, named the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero at the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards for his support of young people in Nottingham 
  • Saeed Atcha MBE, CEO, Youth Leads UK, leader of a charity he established aged 15 that has supported more than 7,000 disadvantaged young Greater Mancunians access volunteering opportunities and skills development programmes. 
  • Gill Bainbridge, Chief Executive, Merseyside Youth Association 
  • Yemi Adeola, Young Member of Youth Futures Foundation Grants Committee 
  • Adam Hawksbee, Deputy Director, Onward, Head of Levelling Up at think tank Onward, previously Head of Policy at the West Midlands Combined Authority, working with Mayor Andy Street 
  • Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD, writes and speaks widely on the future of work and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills
  • Dina Potter, Vice-President Social Impact, National Grid, social impact leader delivering scale change programmes at the National Grid and a member of Youth Futures Foundation’s Employer Advisory Board. 

The event is now full and registration has closed.
Read FAQs about the event here.

Download the agenda here.
Download the speaker bios here.
Download the attendee list here.

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