AN UPDATE FROM OUR CEO Three months ago, the world changed. Lockdown was announced and instantly much of our daily lives and routines ground to a halt. Though it was difficult in those first few weeks to assess precisely how much low income families would be affected, we knew there ...
We are an independent charity, championing social mobility for young Londoners from low-income backgrounds.
We work with young Londoners aged 4-24 years, with a focus on those from low-income households who are in crisis or who are from vulnerable groups and target our interventions in schools and communities in areas of economic disadvantage.
We support businesses, funders and others to understand and take the actions that have the most impact on young Londoners' life chances, and bring together partnerships and funding to back innovative ideas and to take promising initiatives to scale.
Our efforts are focused on three key areas:
- Wellbeing: supporting children to be happy, healthy and motivated to learn
- Skills: helping young Londoners to stay on track at school
- Employment and enterprise: increasing awareness of opportunities, preparing young people for employment and giving them better access to employers
In 2018, we supported over 35,000 young Londoners across all 33 boroughs working in partnership with 427 schools, 110 community organisations and 94 employers, charities, social enterprises, and local authorities.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is our patron.