The Future First Project

Axis RoundTable Series

‘The Future First Project’

Guest Speaker: Jake Hayman
Wednesday, 26th June 2012, 17:30 – 19:00


London Centre for Social Studies
2nd Floor,
227-228 Strand


For the final talk in the Axis RoundTable events, we are delighted to welcome Jack Hayman, the founder of Future First.

Future First works to increase social mobility by building alumni communities around state schools to inspire and inform young people about their futures. In the UK more than in any other developed country if your parents are poor then you are likely to be too. With the lowest levels of social mobility in the OECD, young people across the UK are having their potential limited. This waste of talent helps no one.

Relatable role models, careers education and access to opportunities can be vital in equipping young people with the aspiration and information they need to succeed, to end cycles of underachievement and to overcome barriers to fulfilling employment. Future First engages former students with their old schools to unlock social capital and empower community networks, giving young people access to the inspiration, information and opportunities that may otherwise be closed to them.

Future First was founded by Jake with a team of state school graduates, motivated by their own experiences and desire to improve the support offered to young people at school as they consider their futures.Future First works across the UK to ensure that a young person’s talent, and not their background, is what determines their future.

About Jake Hayman

Jake Hayman founded The Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC) in 2007 and holds the role of Chief Executive Officer of its European operations. TSIC is a philanthropy and strategy consulting firm helping bridge the gap between the for- and non-profit worlds. Previously, Jake co-founded OneVoice Europe the UK branch of the OneVoice Movement, a Middle East conflict resolution group. In 2010, Jake was awarded a scholarship to study social enterprise on Columbia Business School¹s intensive executive education programme. Jake now also serves as CEO of Future First’s sister organisation, Future First Communities.

Refreshments will be served.


Phone: 0207  607 9330