“Too few young people from working class communities achieve their leadership potential, and their views and experiences can fail to have influence” – RECLAIM
Are you a young person from a working class background? Do you feel there are obstacles stopping you and others like you getting jobs, particularly in positions of power? It’s time to change that with Fairer Futures, but they need your help!
Fairer Futures is a new UK-wide initiative led by RECLAIM, a youth leadership and social change charity, which is trying to get more working class young people into positions of influence and general employment.
However, before they can tackle it, they need to know exactly what is stopping this career progression and need you to fill in this survey here in order to get the young perspective. This will be combined with research done with employers to make an action plan.
The survey closes 9am Mon 1st August 2016.
If you want to be involved further in this project than just the survey, they are also looking for around 20 young people to attend a Youth Engagement residential event in Manchester on the 20th/21st of August to further develop the results of the research. All costs will be covered, including travel, food and accommodation!
They contacted TheSprout because they’d really like some young people from Wales on the weekend event next month.
Closing date to apply for a place on the residential is Fri 5th August 2016 at midday. Selection will take place w/c 8th August.
This is a video from a previous RECLAIM campaign on related issues.
If you want to talk to someone about the issues you’ve raised in the survey, Meic is open 8am to midnight, 365 days a year and are just one click, text (84001), or call (080 880 23456) away.
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Cover image credit: RECLAIM’s website