We are excited to announce a collaboration with IG Group, a leading global fintech, with the aim of addressing educational inequality by empowering parents to engage with their children’s learning. IG Group funded an initial pilot programme with a £50,000 donation which has supported 3,000 families across in England.
1.7 million children are currently living in poverty in the UK. These children are more likely to fall behind in education, creating a distinct achievement gap by the age of 11. Beyond that, these children are at greater future risk of becoming unemployed, having poor health, and ending up incarcerated.
“Studies show that money habits are largely formed by age seven, increasing the chances of intergenerational struggles with financial literacy. Learning with Parents’ programs are constructed to complement school education by engaging parents as a vital part of a child’s sphere of influence,” June Felix, the Global CEO of IG Group told us.
“We believe the private sector has a key role to play in addressing the obstacles that individuals face in obtaining educational resources, specifically in STEM subjects, which are the building blocks of financial literacy. We are thrilled to collaborate with Learning with Parents to enhance access to quality education resources for UK families. This collaboration is a critical connection between teachers, students, and parents to get better outcomes from our collective efforts.”
Through our partnerships with companies like IG Group, Learning with Parents has a greater ability to support families and change the narrative around parents’ engagement in disadvantaged communities.
Learning with Parents aims to address the achievement gap by developing parents’ engagement in their children’s learning and providing the framework and tools to better support their education.
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