Future First welcomes new research calling on older generations to step up and give back

Future First has welcomed new research highlighting the gap in opportunities for young people today compared with previous generations.

The research, commissioned by The Future is Bright Charitable Trust, reveals the scale of generational inequalities in the UK today. The charity is now looking to mobilise older generations, particularly Baby Boomers and Generation Xers*, to help today’s young people realise their full potential despite the challenges confronting them.

Lorraine Langham, Future First’s Chief Executive, said: “This is a fantastic piece of research which highlights just how difficult it can be for young people to thrive in the UK today and the crucial role older generations can provide in helping them overcome these difficulties.

“For more than 10 years, Future First has been connecting school and college students with alumni and other relatable role models to provide them with the knowledge, confidence and motivation to reach their full potential, and the networks they need to achieve success.

“The time to take action is now. So please get in touch with us if you can offer support to the next generation – as an employer, role model, or volunteer –  and help today’s students overcome the obstacles that have emerged since you were in their position.

“Even if you only have an hour to spare, you can help make a difference”.

* Baby Boomers = People born between 1946 and 1964. Generation X = People born between 1965 and 1980.

Pictured: a Future First alumni volunteer and former pupil of St Bonaventure’s mentors current pupils from the school. 

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