‘More must be done to confront online racism’

18 February 2022

Research led and directed by peer researchers on the Kickstart scheme explores the role social media plays in amplifying discrimination, hate and abuse.

‘Empowering young people will drive better mental health support’

25 January 2022

Having struggled with her own mental health, 16-year-old Eva Woods is currently working as a peer researcher in secondary schools, talking to other young people seeking support.

‘We need to address how we educate young people about money’

21 January 2022

We offer a platform to our Kickstart team, who have been employed by The Young Foundation to develop peer research skills. Here, they explore financial literacy. 

‘A time to recharge, renew – and participate in your future’

19 January 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

The Young Foundation starts 2022 with a focus on collective energy. Helen Goulden reflects on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

‘I never thought a research career was for someone like me’

8 December 2021

Elly McDade had big dreams and bags of ambition, but struggled at school and found herself on Universal Credit – until finding the Kickstart peer researcher programme. 

‘To make lasting change, we need more than slogans’

7 December 2021 | Authors: Lydia Ragoonanan,

Partnership and community-driven action are key to reducing inequalities, building stronger local economies, and addressing our national and global challenges, says Lydia Ragoonanan.

Campaign for Community Power launches today

2 December 2021

Embracing our mission to support better-connected, stronger communities, The Young Foundation is proud to be part of We’re Right Here: The Campaign for Community Power, which launches today.

‘Let’s do more to support young people moving from education to employment’

30 November 2021 | Authors: Chelsea McDonagh,

What did National Living Wage Week deliver for those aged under 23? Chelsea McDonagh calls for greater support, and more diversity in the research sector.

Remote working can reach a broader range of people. Let’s enable that.

24 November 2021 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

Despite headlines and warnings, is virtual working all that bad? Helen Goulden counts the benefits, both for young people, and for organisations.

Young people are tomorrow’s leaders, and today’s changemakers

23 November 2021 | Authors: Dayo Eseonu,

The COP26 youth march earlier this month saw thousands of young people skip school to demand action to address the climate crisis. Activists Vanessa Nakate, Greta Thunberg, and Xiye Bastida joined the rally, supporting other young people across the world to take social action and speak up for their future.

Talking Transitions

10 November 2021

As global leaders convene at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, The Young Foundation’s Institute for Community Studies hears the concerns and priorities of people around the UK.

In the fight for climate change, everyone has something to contribute

9 November 2021

We need both technology and human partnerships to tackle the climate crisis, says activist Daze Aghaji

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