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Voice 21 & Impetus

Our partnership with Impetus has been transformational in unlocking our potential and supporting us to understand how we can more effectively achieve our impact. They've made a difference in so many areas of the organisation already and we're excited about what we can achieve together in the future

– Beccy Earnshaw, CEO, Voice 21


The need: Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are significantly more likely to suffer from poor oracy skills from an early age, compared to their peers, which puts them at greater risk of getting no qualifications and failing to get into work or training.

Our charity partner: Oracy (the ability to communicate effectively using spoken language) is essential for success in education, work and life. Voice 21 run a variety of oracy training programmes for teachers and schools. They support teachers to become expert oracy practitioners and provide deep support to individual schools to embed oracy in the curriculum.

Our impact: Impetus will help Voice 21 clarify their mission, target population and outcomes to ensure their work is focused towards the young people who need it most.

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Most young people out of work are stuck for the long-term

At the Conservative Party Conference, Impetus held a panel event with the Centre for Social Justice, "The Forgotten Few: why are 1.3 million people still unemployed?" Our Director of Public Affairs, Dr Maria Neophytou, discusses her remarks about the 800,000 young people not in education, employment or training, including the 75% who have been NEET more than 12 months.blem.

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Youth Jobs Gap webinar: Establishing the Employment Gap

In this blog and webinar, Sam Windett, Impetus' Director of Policy, talks through the 1st report in the Youth Jobs Gap series.

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Youth Jobs Gap: How early disadvantage impacts youth employment outcomes

The new report 'Youth Jobs Gap: Establishing the Employment Gap', is the first in the Youth Jobs Gap series. This new NIESR and Impetus report reveals that disadvantaged young people are 50% more likely to be NEET (not in education, employment and training) than better-off peers, irrespective of their qualifications.

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