Toynbee Hall

Make It! Youth Project (11-13 year olds)

Make It! is expanding to reach all 18 secondary schools in Tower Hamlets by 2018. Make It! is a nine-month project, combining one-to-one mentoring, group work and a residential or activity trip, helping young people to develop their confidence and communication skills and improve their wellbeing.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (211850)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£20,120

Donations

23

  • "Stephen‚Äôs improved attendance at school is a direct result of Make it! and his mentor Anna."

    — Stephen's Teacher

  • "Stephen’s improved attendance at school is a direct result of Make it! and his mentor Anna."

    — Stephen's Teacher

Situation

49% of children in Tower Hamlets are living in poverty. This impacts on social and emotional wellbeing and academic achievement. The early teenage years are when wellbeing plummets and teenage wellbeing is a significant predictor of GCSE achievement, school engagement and problem behaviour. Make It! aims to ensure that these young people can make the most of their futures, emotionally and academically. We are fundraising to be able to reach every secondary school in Tower Hamlets.

Solution

We partner students with a mentor to build up a positive adult relationship and receive social and academic support. These one-to-one sessions provide a safe space for an exploration of self-awareness, social relationships and school behaviour. We also host group working sessions framed around attachment theory. The young people are also be taken on activity trips (1-3 days) giving them the opportunity to meet peers from other schools and create a greater sense of belonging and community.