Research is just the starting point; we want to mobilise those within the fortunate generations to help future generations have the same opportunities.
We hope to find solutions to the ongoing challenges of educational and social mobility, systemic youth unemployment, housing affordability, and to build communities where young and old learn from each other.
Over time, we hope to develop:
- A national mentor programme where successful, older people, who came from humble backgrounds, go back into the communities they came from and help young people fulfil their potential;
- A scholarship programme to assist bright, young people, who want to be the first in their family go to a top university, achieve their dream and change their family’s pathways forever;
- An investment fund that will assist young people, who have a proven business model, build successful businesses that create jobs with assistance from older business people as trusted mentors; and
- An annual conference where old and young discuss how they can work together on projects that enhance opportunities for future generations.
These are longer term goals, and we want our research to lead to tangible projects that will make a real difference to young people and the opportunities that they have.