Voice 21

Voice 21 For Web

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.

Find out more

The #Coronavirus kids – Youth Employment in the #StayHome age

Sam Windett: Regardless of how the pandemic plays out, there are three key areas we should build on for young people and employment.

Read More

Resurgo's Jo Rice: Data and the haunting questions that keep a good charity CEO up at night

Thanks to Impetus' Youth Job Gap series, Resurgo have been able to benchmark the performance of their Spear programme, supporting NEET young people into sustained employment, with a base case of what might have happened without their work.

Read More

London Councils: Fixing the skills and employment system for young Londoners

London Councils’ and Impetus’ report, The Employment Gap in London, delves into data on school performance and the transition into further study or employment for thousands of young Londoners, giving the clearest picture yet of the strengths and weaknesses in the system and the complexity and different outcomes between local areas. The urgent issues raised in the The Employment Gap in London have prompted London Councils to make five recommendations for improving London’s skills and employment system.

Read More