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Chosen Charity

Future First is delighted to have been chosen as the charity for this year’s MJ Awards. Our vision is for a world where a young person’s start in life does not limit their future. 

Only one in eight children from a low-income background is currently likely to become a high earner and our research shows that nearly half of pupils from the poorest backgrounds don’t know anyone in a job they would like to do. Meeting former students helps to change this, boosting young people’s confidence and motivation, and helping to transform their life chances. 

Future First works to support state schools and colleges develop alumni programmes so current pupils can benefit from the life experiences of former students, as relatable role models. 

In a year of increased uncertainty for pupils, we have launched a crowdfunding campaign LINK aimed at setting up an alumni programme in every state school and college in the country. We also want people like you to sign up and give back to state schools as alumni. 

Normally there would be a raffle at a glittering MJ dinner awards event, but this year, we are asking you to support Future First’s mission by signing up and giving back as a state school alumni. Find out more by visiting our crowdfunding page LINK.