Project Manager, Young Westminster Foundation
"Before working with young people I was an electrician working on building sites and other varied locations such as hospitals, football pitches, and children's homes. It was on a site when I saw a poster about volunteering to work with young people, and my career started there.
"Having realised my passion for working with young people, I am motivated by seeing young people and communities achieve beyond their expectations, creating spaces in which unheard voices are amplified, enabling social mobility and working to develop self-sustaining communities."
Northern Hub Lead, EY Foundation
Anita is responsible for growing EY Foundation’s presence across the North of England.
“My parents came from Africa in the 60’s and worked in the cotton mills. We would have been classified as a low-income family. My parents belief of their children ‘having a better life’’ was through education so I gained a degree at university then later, my teaching qualification.
“My professional motivation is simple, I want to help young people to achieve their full potential with an informed choice and a belief they can do anything no matter what their background or barriers. My ambition is for the Northern Hub to be not just a statistical provision but a provision that ensures real life change experience.”
Partnerships Manager, Youth Futures Foundation
After completing her degree in Human Biosciences and deciding a career in stem cell research wasn’t for her, Annum found a passion for working to support young people with their education and employment prospects.
Outside of her work at the Youth Futures Foundation, Annum volunteers as a Diana Award Mentor.