Download our Impact Report for 2015/16 here.
As well as gathering numbers, we have been in touch with the ReachOut Class of 2016, a group of young men aged 21/22 who joined ReachOut between 2004 and 2009. We asked them about their experiences of life growing up in Hackney and ReachOut, here are some of the things they said that really demonstrate the power of mentoring and the impact it can have.
“My brother just failed all his A/S-Levels. I mean really failed. He is not doing well and the only difference I can see between us is that I went to ReachOut and he didn’t.”
“I used to think ‘What are we all doing here on a Friday night doing homework?’ but it was because we loved it.” – Charles Alabi
“I didn’t have anyone at home to talk to about the future, but I remember talking to my mentor Bhupinder about university and careers. He was not an authoritative figure and he helped me to see what I could do.” – Shervann Miller-Ferdinand
“ReachOut is like having a family.” – PJ Mathison