Key findings from the young people line of enquiry:
- We need a proper analysis of the use of social investment models to fund interventions for young people.
- Work based learning in school – “Enterprise awakening”
- Mentoring – end deficit model so that every child has access to mentors.
- Recreation of Future Jobs Fund perhaps through Talent Match programme.
- Targeted support for the cost of transport for young people.
- Cost of education – is there scope for local EMA – Cornwall.
- Strategic approach to play needed within the city – value of young people getting beyond their urban environment.
- Child destitution in newly arrived communities – better understand causes and effects through organisations such as the Children’s Society.
- Internships for all not just ‘well off’ students.
- Birmingham version of ‘things to do before you are 11¾.’
Some quotes from a survey of 500 young people in Birmingham, asked questions about education, employment and inclusion through brap’s A Line in the Sand survey: