The Kids Network

Connecting for Change!

To provide 410+ 8-11-year-olds this year, with weekly, one-to-one mentoring. We intervene early reaching children who live in poverty and/or face multiple adverse challenges. We train mentors to support these children's wellbeing and development before or during their transition to secondary school.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1167178)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£5,244

Time left

1 day

Donations

46

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

London’s gentrification means that we have young, compassionate professionals living side by side with vulnerable children. We work with some of these hardest to reach children, many are young carers, have experienced domestic violence or family breakdown. More than ever there is a need for our work - for the children whose lives are riddled with inequality and struggle which has been heightened by Covid-19 - but also for our volunteer mentors who have been identified as the loneliest age group.

Solution

We bring an innovative approach to the volunteering sector. Mobilising local people as volunteers, we are transforming lives and communities. Connected with an inspirational mentor, each child begins an individualised, yearlong journey of support and transformation. They receive 100 hours of weekly one-to-one support outside of the home and school environment with the opportunity to enjoy activities in their community.