We believe every child has the right to a bright future, no matter what their background or circumstance. That is why we intervene at a young age, pairing them with a mentor from their local area, who can support them one on one, in having fun and developing their social and emotional learning.
With London's children living in an increasingly socially and economically divided city, we reach children before they reach crisis point. Despite being one of the wealthiest cities in the world, child poverty rates, isolation, incidences of knife crime, mental health referrals rates and are at an all-time high. As a result many children in the city are experiencing a number of adverse childhood experiences, from being a young carer, poverty, and witnessing domestic violence to bereavement.
London’s gentrification means that we have young, compassionate professionals living side by side with children who have limited access to positive experiences, one-to-one time with an adult and role models. We bring an innovative approach to the volunteering sector, mobilising London's professionals as volunteer mentors. They meet their mentee each week for a year, before or during the pivotal transition to secondary school, to have fun and develop skills for them to thrive independently.