ReachOut is a mentoring charity that gives young people from disadvantaged backgrounds weekly one-to-one support from a volunteer mentor.

We help them to develop their character, raise aspirations and improve their Academic attainment through long-term one-to-one mentoring to help them achieve their potential and go on to lead good, happy and successful lives.

ReachOut Home is our new online mentoring programme developed as a response to COVID-19. ReachOut Home supports our young people’s emotional wellbeing, with a particular focus on character education and building skills to navigate our ‘new normal’.

OUR IMPACT IN 2018-2019

1
one-to-one
mentoring
projects
delivered
across the
UK
1
young people
referred to
ReachOut by
their school
1
hours of
mentoring
delivered

WE BELIEVE THAT CHARACTER STRENGTHS HELP PEOPLE TO GO ONTO LIVE BETTER LIVES

A person’s character is made up of personal qualities, or character strengths, that give us the ability to make good decisions and then carry them out consistently. We teach our young people about four simple, character strengths that enable them to make good choices and go on to lead good, happy and successful lives.​

Staying Power

resilience, grit, the ability to stick at something, to honour commitments, to see tasks through to the end.

Self-Control

the ability to keep emotions in check and to choose to act (or not to act) in a certain way despite how we may feel.

Fairness

to treat others with respect and empathy, honouring rights and responsibilities, and being honest.

Good Judgement

the ability to consider consequences and make decisions that benefit both ourselves AND those affected by our choice.

“ReachOut has built my confidence and I have become much closer to the other mentees. I can practice my Maths and English skills outside of school too which is good. I use my character strengths in school often. Let’s say in class some people might not get something, so like, if they get something wrong, instead of making fun of them, using Good Judgement I could help them instead ”

Lawrence
ReachOut Academy mentee, Manchester

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ReachOut

ReachOut is a mentoring charity that gives young people from disadvantaged backgrounds weekly one-to-one support from a volunteer mentor. We help them to develop their character, raise aspirations and improve their academic attainment through long-term one-to-one mentoring to help them achieve their potential and go on to lead good, happy and successful lives.