We are delighted to announce that Christina Okorocha has come on board as an ambassador. Christina is the co-founder of VAMP – a digital talent and entertainment PR agency working with some of the biggest entertainment, film and TV companies such as Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal Music and Atlantic Records. They support organisations to maximise
New employability campaign launched: Back on Track
This week, as schools go back across London, we are launching our new big appeal, Back on Track. We need your support to help us change the lives of 40,000 young Londoners from low income and Black, Asian and Minority backgrounds.
COVID-19 has made life even harder for London’s young people. They have missed out on schooling, crucial careers advice and face an uncertain future. Many have told us that they feel “scared” and “overwhelmed” by the prospect of starting a career at this time. The disadvantage gap is widening at a horrifying rate.
Our work helps young Londoner’s build their confidence levels, learn new skills and improve their employment prospects. Will you help us? The following donations would enable:
- £50 – 20 young people to meet industry leaders and hear from businesses who are hiring
- £100 – 50 young people to receive advice, guidance and career tips from diverse role models
- £5,000 – 1 school to be included in the Access Aspiration programme (whole sixth form)
Our employment programmes are providing urgent, coordinated action to improve young Londoners’ access to employment.
Creativity Works, supported by the Berkeley Foundation and Citi Foundation, is a high impact arts-based programme engages young Londoners between 16-24 who are not in employment, education or training. Since first developed, Creativity Works has supported over 700 young Londoners, with a further 100 due by the end of 2020. Almost two-thirds of participants move into employment, education or training as a result of taking part.
Since lockdown, over 600 students took part in our Access Aspiration webinars, hosted by professionals from Audible Amazon, Barclays, Twitter, the BBC, M&C Saatchi, the Bank of England and many more. One student said: “I expected it to be a hard and tough world out there, and it is, but being here has made me want to be a part of something bigger and, to grow with all that there is to offer”.
This academic year, we are delighted to expand our network of leading businesses, which now include the Nice to Meet You Foundation and self-storage company Shurgard, to offer even more unique and enriching employer insights.
Businesses signed up to Access Aspiration will take part in events and webinars supporting young adults from low-income households in London with work experience, interview preparation and CV writing. If you are an employer who would like to do more, please contact our Director of Development, Louise Richmond, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support.
Congratulations to our Patron
We are delighted that Sadiq Khan will continue as Patron of the Charity and congratulate him on successfully achieving a second term as Mayor of London. Sadiq’s commitment to social integration, social mobility and investing in young Londoners is wonderfully aligned with the Fund’s mission to empower young Londoners from disadvantaged backgrounds to acquire the skills
Our new ambition: supporting 100,000 Young Futures by 2023
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. That is why we are today launching our new ambition: to transform the life chances of 100,000 young Londoners by 2023. Join us. Take me to