Too often, marginalised young people are excluded from meaningful employment or not appropriately supported whilst working.
Youth Futures Foundation’s approach to tackling this issue – by integrating young people at the heart of their work – really resonated with me, as often young people are excluded from decisions that directly affect them. I am delighted to be involved in an opportunity to help empower and support young people like me.
After some time out after graduating university, I have started working as a Policy Assistant for the Green Alliance (an environmental think tank). I am also a Youth Engagement volunteer for the British Red Cross.
Having now completed my formal education, I want to continue learning from others and build more empathy and resilience, so that I can apply myself to meaningful causes and dedicate my time towards addressing social issues.
I want to be part of tangible, sustainable and intersectional change, to help shed light on and amplify the voices of those facing multiple barriers at once. I want to not only help remove barriers to employment, but also ensure that there is enough support in place that young people are able to retain the jobs that they worked so hard to secure.