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Age and location
18, Crystal Palace
What led you to be here today and prompted you to want to join the FVG?
Youth Futures is one of the most exciting organisations that I’ve come across. Its unique structure and approach to tackling youth unemployment appealed so much so that I knew I wanted to be a part of this movement to create lasting change for the generations of youth after me, using my voice to represent others with similar lived experiences to me.
What are you up to now? (eg. In work/study/looking for work/volunteering)
I’m a Business Development and Strategy Consulting Intern at a healthcare consulting firm in my gap year. I’m also a Volunteer Vaccinator for the NHS, an entrepreneur and an incoming summer intern for Berenberg Bank. After my gap year, I’ll be studying at UCL.
What is most important to you in your life right now?
Being able to establish balance in my life!
As well as working to achieve goals that are unexpected of me.
What sort of changes do you want to be involved in making as part of the FVG?
Be a representative for South London teenagers/ESOL/British Black teenagers at tables where impactful change can be actioned.
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Introducing six members of our grants panel who are bringing their passion, experience and expertise to our grant-making decisions.
Comment on the latest labour market statistics which show that under-25s account for three fifths of the fall in employment.
Youth Futures Foundation publishes its current grants portfolio representing an investment of over £5million to improve job outcomes for young people who face disadvantage or discrimination.
Youth Futures Foundation is delighted to announce the membership of its Future Voices Group, 13 young people who will act as ambassadors for the organisation and inform its strategy and work.
Young people are being hardest hit by the downturn in the labour market, says An Unequal Crisis: The impact of the pandemic on the youth labour market, a new report published by Youth Futures Foundation today (12 February 2021).
Charlie Howard, aged 20, joined Youth Future’s Foundation as a Finance Officer Apprentice in October 2020.
Digital Communications co-ordinator, Rebecca Omereye, spoke to him about taking the apprenticeship route and his plans for the future.
The Spending Review is a missed opportunity to support young people into jobs and invest for the future.
Chris Goulden comments on how the rise in the number of young people staying in full-time education pushing down NEET numbers.
Youth Futures Foundation and BBC Children in Need announce the grant recipients of the £7 millon Inspiring Futures fund.
Deuvaunn Darroux joins the Youth Futures Foundation as Strategy Officer Apprentice.
Director of Impact and Evidence, Chris Goulden, reports back from the ERSA Kickstart Forum
Jason Arthur joins Youth Futures Foundation as Director of Strategy and Innovation.
New Heads of Grants Dilys Winterkorn and Lekan Ojumu join Director Matthew Poole (pictured centre) in the Grants and Investment team.