100,000 Young Futures

Covid-19 is the challenge of a lifetime. We need radical action to reverse inequality and ensure all children and young people are able to thrive and fulfil their potential. Join us in our ambition to transform the lives of 100,000 young Londoners by 2023.

It’s time for action.

Food insecurity, learning loss and unemployment are affecting young people in damaging and complex ways. We must act now.

  • London is at a junction. We have a unique opportunity to create a fairer, more equal city where all young people, regardless of their background, can thrive.
  • Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders. Young people, no matter their background, must absolutely be at the heart of influencing London’s social mobility agenda and their voices amplified and championed.
  • We need everyone. Finding solutions to deep-rooted inequality is complex. It is imperative that we leverage connections, harness expertise and source funding so that London benefits long term. This includes working with business, GLA, local authorities and charities.

Our vision

If we are to stand a fighting chance of bouncing back from this pandemic, our young people, especially those from diverse backgrounds, need to be at the heart of powering our economic recovery, not excluded from it.

We will continue to work with agencies that have the power to support and influence the lives of young people. This includes schools, employers, the Greater London Authority, local councils and community organisations to name a few. Our role involves delivering high-quality interventions that make a difference whilst influencing decision-making across London and beyond.

Over the next two years, we will expand our partnerships, grow our reach, deliver new campaigns and co-design a range of new programmes.

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Activities will include:

  • Building leadership skills. Young people are at the core of everything we do. Our Youth Board, as well as programme participants, play a major role in holding us to account and ensuring our work is as impactful as possible.
  • Improving wellbeing. As London’s largest holiday provision provider, our Kitchen Social programme will continue to address the issues of food insecurity and social exclusion and further grow its network of 170 local community organisations providing critical services to low income families across our capital.
  • Strengthening numeracy skills. Our numeracy programme, Count on Us, works with schools predominantly in areas of high deprivation to help children build confidence in and enjoyment of maths. Through inter-school maths competitions, we will support thousands of pupils across primary and secondary schools in London.
  • Improving transition into work. Our employability programmes, Access Aspiration and Creativity Works, offer a wide and growing range of exciting employer partnerships. The number of leading businesses signed up to our Diversity Pledge also continues to grow, supporting young Londoners from low income backgrounds to access great jobs.

Get involved

We will continue to support young Londoners who struggle to access to healthy food and activities when not in school, had their education severely disrupted and seen their employment prospects significantly reduced. But we cannot do this alone. We need everyone to play their part in lifting up young people to ensure no one is left behind. To discuss ways in which you can help, please get in touch via  info@mayorsfundforlondon.org.uk .