International Youth Day is earmarked to highlight the vulnerability and difficulties faced by many young people today all over the world. The tough economic climate which has resulted in significant global umemployment, poverty and cuts to public services inbrings with it significant risks to young people
One such vulnerability is sexual abuse and exploitation of young women. One group of young professionals, founded by Alex Dwek from KPMG, have set up a Young Philanthropy syndicate to help provide support to victims of such abuse. (more…)
In order to celebrate International Youth Day 2013, Young Philanthropy is showcasing the incredible work some of our Syndicates are doing to tackle youth issues,
Our next outstanding Syndicate founder is Alex Gardner, tax senior associate at PwC.Motivated by the desire to help improve prospects for jobless young adults, Alex and his Syndicate teamed up with LEAP, a charity that runs education, employability and community programmes to help jobless young adults raise their self-esteem, find work and play a fuller role in society. (more…)
As International Youth Day 2013 approaches on 12th August, we want to highlight some of the biggest issues facing young people and what our Young Philanthropy Syndicates are doing to help.
Despite a marginal drop in unemployment figures, youth unemployment still remains unacceptably high with 20% of 16-24year olds unemployed or not enrolled in further education.
Photo caption: Eaves Syndicate members with Karen Mattison MBE and Laura Bassett from Eaves
The average UK citizen spends nearly 17 hours a week watching TV, but only one hour on voluntary work. Well, not for these guys.
This week, Admiralty House hosted the official launch of the Eaves Young Philanthropy Syndicate, the first-cross Whitehall Syndicate to be established. The Syndicate members, 17 passionate civil servants, are partnering with the innovative charity Eaves and will be dedicating their time, money and skills to support the charity. Karen Mattison MBE (Founder of social enterprise Women Like Us) and Jo Swinson (Minister for Women and Equalities) are both proud to offer their support to the Syndicate.