On 14 May 2011, Colin Falconer (and his infamous orange T-shirt) took to the TEDx stage in Thessaloniki to introduce Advantaged Thinking to the world for the first time. For a decade, this philosophy has been at the heart of how we work with young people, focusing on their talents that can provide solutions, experiences to be drawn on, and energy to spark change.

To mark the Advantaged Thinking movement’s 10th anniversary, we’ll be hosting a celebration of how it has changed our mindsets for the better, positively impacted our practice, and empowered young people to realise their power and purpose.

On the 14th May, we will host an afternoon of Advantaged Thinking talks, engaging workshops and inspiring conversations to reflect on what the Advantaged Thinking movement has meant to the Foyer Federation and its members, friends, partners and young people through the years. 

The Zoom event will include:

  • Memories of Jane Slowey and the origins of Advantaged Thinking
  • Inspirational stories from Advantaged Thinking around the globe in Ireland, Australia and Holland
  • Examples of Advantaged Thinking from young people and staff in the UK Foyer network
  • Panel discussion with Advantaged Thinking funders and commissioners
  • A look to the future and how we can build a new home for Advantaged Thinking

We’ll be hosting a week of celebrations to engage young people in the 7 tests of Advantaged Thinking – watch this space for more information about how your service can get involved, whether or not you’re a current member of the Foyer Federation.

The Foyer Federation is registered in England and Wales under company number 2699839 at Work.Life, Core Building, 30 Brown Street, Manchester, M2 1DH. The charity is registered under charity number 1040482.
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