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YOUR NEWS – Jack Petchey Foundation, 21 Years of Changing Lives

YOUR NEWS – Jack Petchey Foundation, 21 Years of Changing Lives

The Jack Petchey Foundation reflects on twenty-one years since its birth in 1999… Grant updates and great opportunities for your school/youth group!


The Jack Petchey Foundation’s Imapct Report is a new independent study into the difference the Foundation has made since it first started in 1999.
The basic points include:

  • Over 200,000 young people have gained a prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award;
  • Over 2.5 million people have attended a Jack Petchey Foundation event to celebrate young people and their achievements;
  • Over 10,000 leaders have been recognised and trained by the Foundation;
  • 96% of education / youth sector leaders said they believe involvement in JPF programmes increases young people’s self-confidence and self-belief;
  • The researchers found that the Foundation’s work supports young people to develop new skills, raises their aspirations and improves their work ethic, resulting in them having a positive impact on society.

You can read the full report ( and watch a special video (below) to find out more about how JPF’s work supports young people and the youth sector to grow!

YOUR NEWSListen to What the Kids Say!

Listen to What the Kids Say!

Over 6,000 young people respond to Covid-19-based survey from the Jack Petchey Foundation

by Paul Johnson

Shaping Our Future: The Jack Petchey COVID-19 Youth Survey has been put together to gather a unique take on the past year’s health crisis.

Over 6,000 people age 11-25 from across London and Essex responded to the survey which focused on young people’s experiences and what opportunities will enable them to thrive after the lockdown.

One of the most striking findings was that an amazing 56% of young people took positive action to help others during the pandemic including volunteering, fundraising, shopping for vulnerable people, making PPE and much more.

In addition, 2 in 5 young people are more inspired to pursue a caring profession in the future than before the pandemic.

In their responses to the survey, young people emphasised how vital youth clubs are, with 43% of respondents saying that they were important for their wellbeing over the lockdown.

Unsurprisingly, the survey also revealed that two-thirds of young people are worried about the impact of COVID-19 on their future job prospects.

When asked what opportunities they felt would help reach their goals in the future, the most popular answers included increased internship and work experience opportunities, training opportunities and career advice.

You can read what young people said about these topics and much more by downloading the full report from the JPF website. Simply visit: