Young people leading the conversation on meaningful employment

Following the principle of “nothing about us without us”, youth voice is woven throughout every element of our work. Young people from marginalised backgrounds with lived experience of facing barriers to employment help shape our strategy and lead our mission.

Future Voices Digital is a space for young people to share their experiences and their perspectives on youth employment, setting the agenda and advocating for change.

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If you’re a young person aged 16-25 and living in England, we want to hear about your experiences or perspective on employment.

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The Future Voices Group puts youth voice at the heart of our organisation, feeding into our vision and strategy and advocating for young people on the issue of employment.

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Subhan’s experience as a Future Voice Ambassador
My name is Subhan Ahmed, one of the ambassadors for the Future Voices Group. Currently studying my A-levels, I maintain a passionate engagement in youth work as the West Midlands Youth Police and...
Alex’s Experience as a Young Director at Youth Futures 
Would you like to be a Young Director? Alex shares his Youth Futures experiences so you can find out more.
Reflecting on Being a Young Commissioner
In June 2021, we partnered with The Young Foundation and the Mohn Westlake Foundation to recruit young people through the government-funded Kickstart Scheme and train them as peer researchers.
Anisha and Louise share their experiences working on the Inspiring Futures...
We are members of the Youth Reference Group, a diverse group of 16–25-year-olds who are supporting Cordis Bright to understand whether these organisations have been successful in supporting young...
Ovie’s experience
In this podcast episode, our young Director, Alex Morawski, speaks to Ovie, a young person who has been supported by Switch Up! Ovie reflects on his experience on the programme and how the mentoring...
My experience of systematic Islamophobia at school – Isha
Hi there, my name is Isha, and I would like to tell you about the impact my experience of systematic Islamophobia has had on my path to securing meaningful employment.
Islamophobia Awareness Month – Isha’s experience
November is Islamophobia Awareness Month, and this year we have the privilege of hearing from Isha, one of our Future Voice Ambassadors, about her own experience of Islamophobia.
Researching Generation Lockdown
To understand the personal experience of young people during the Covid-19 crisis, we commissioned youth-led research.
World Homeless Day – Lauren’s Story
Two in five UK employers are unaware that it is legal to hire a homeless person - it’s time to encourage employers to alter their perceptions and make a difference to a homeless young person’s...
World Dyslexia Day: Joel’s story
In this podcast, Joel talks about being diagnosed with Dyslexia, how it impacted his time at school and how it interacts with his life on a daily basis!
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