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Age and location
What led you to be here today and prompted you to want to join the FVG?
Research by The Institute of Leadership and Management found that nearly 50% of UK employers wouldn’t feel comfortable knowingly employing a neuro-divergent person. This, along with my own experience of trying to get an education as an autistic person, encouraged my passion for equal opportunities and diversity, something which I feel Youth Futures champions. I am very happy to be part of that.
What are you up to now? (eg. In work/study/looking for work/volunteering)
I am currently NEET, but am looking to try college again in September. I enjoy volunteering and am hoping to get back to it when lockdown lifts.
What is most important to you in your life right now?
Trying to be kind and helping people is my priority. I am also very passionate about equality and my special interests which are baking, sewing, Dungeons & Dragons and cinema.
What sort of changes do you want to be involved in making as part of the FVG?
I would like to be involved in helping other autistic people have their voices heard on issues around unemployment rather than being spoken over by non-autistic people. I would also like to amplify voices from other groups who face barriers finding employment.
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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.