Unless you have clear set goals and know exactly what you want to do with your life, leaving college or university can be a tough time.
Last month, I attended the 99% Campaign’s parliamentary event on youth unemployment in Westminster. The event was extremely well-attended, and the debate could have gone on for many hours longer than it did. At times though, it felt as if there were two separate discussions going on about two different types of youth unemployment. Many of […]
Trapped, disheartened, isolated, depressed, manipulated, drained, tortured, not good enough, unappreciated, demotivated, lost, alone and unhappy. These are some of the emotions that came to mind when recalling my experience at the age of 16. My name is Farida Francis and I am a 22 year old working with young people at the St Giles […]
912, 000 young people in the UK were unemployed from November 2013 to January 2014 – 246,000 for more than 12 months. Clearly, youth unemployment is a huge problem.
On Tuesday 25 March, the 99% Campaign, a youth-led initiative run by the international charity, IARS, is hosting a panel at Parliament to discuss the long term social and mental health implications of unemployment. Tuesday’s panel will include a selected group of cross party MPs, young people and youth organisations. Dr. Theo Gavrielides, IARS Founder Director, […]