Young people have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. At the Mayor’s Fund for London, we have developed a suite of impactful programmes that transform the life chances of 4-24-year olds from low income families by supporting them with access to food, education and employment opportunities.
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Covid-19 is the challenge of a lifetime. During the pandemic, 1 in 3 young Londoners did not have adequate resources to study from home. In addition, 63% of students believe their wellbeing has been adversely affected. We also know that at least 400,000 young Londoners currently struggle to afford or access food – this number is likely to be much higher now. Radical action is needed to reverse inequality and ensure all children and young people are able to thrive and fulfil their potential.
Over the next two years, we want to expand our partnerships, grow our reach, deliver new campaigns and co-design a range of new programmes. Currently, our Kitchen Social programme works with 100 community organisations to improve children’s access to food and social activities. Our Count on Us numeracy programme aims to make maths fun & improve confidence, as well as improve academic attainment. Access Aspiration, our flagship employment programme, provides careers support and guidance for 16 –18 year olds who are making key decisions about their future. Creativity Works supports young adults aged 18-24 with creative sector careers.
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