TwentyTwenty & Impetus

Impetus have sharpened our focus, improved our use of data and increased our confidence that we’re making lasting change to the lives of the disadvantaged young people we work with.

– Mark Vyner, CEO, TwentyTwenty

The need: Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are twice as likely to be not in education, employment or training (NEET) than their better-off peers. The cost of not earning or learning for six months can result in lower life time earnings and long-term unemployment.

Our charity partner: Working out of its two life skills centres in the East Midlands, TwentyTwenty helps some of the country’s most vulnerable young people to get the academic qualifications and work ready skills they need to find a good job and keep it. They do this through a comprehensive six-month programme that combines English, maths and ICT training, employability skills development, and work experience with 1:1 coaching throughout.

Our impact: We’ve worked with TwentyTwenty to make improvements to its programme including ensuring that every young person now receives 1:1 coaching to help them identify their education and training needs and prepare them for the job market.

In January 2019, our Director of Policy Sam Windett presented on the Youth Obligation before the UK government Work and Pensions Select Committee – citing TwentyTwenty's work as an example of best practice.

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