Bhavin’s ReachOut Story

Bhavin Jamnadas Operations Officer, ReachOut Most days, I wanted to run away from the estate where I grew up.  My name’s Bhavin, and I’m ReachOut’s Operations Officer, but 15 years ago, I was a ReachOut mentee and a young kid growing up in Hackney.   Everywhere on our estate there was the temptation of drugs. I […]

An Update on our New Strategy

Ben Hilton CEO The social and educational landscape for young people is constantly changing.   Because of this, there are questions that youth-focused charities like ReachOut need to ask ourselves:  Why do we do what we do?   Who do we do it for?   How do we do it?   That’s what we’ve been doing over the […]

A look back on our 2024 London Thank You Event

A look back on our 2024 London Thank You Event On Monday 15th April we held our annual ReachOut Thankyou Event in London! We invited all our London volunteers and Project Leaders to the Salesforce Tower to thank them for their commitment to ReachOut and for all their hard work during the academic year. […]

A look back on our 2024 Liverpool Thank You Event

A look back on our 2024 Liverpool Thank You Event On Wednesday 20th March we held our annual ReachOut Thankyou Event in Liverpool!   We invited all of our Liverpool volunteers and Project Leaders to Lime Street Central to thank them for their commitment to ReachOut and for all of their hard work during the […]

A look back on our 2024 Manchester Thank You Event

A look back on our 2024 Manchester Thank You Event On Monday 18th March we held our annual ReachOut Thankyou Event in Manchester!   We invited all of our Manchester volunteers and Project Leaders to HOME to thank them for their commitment to ReachOut and for all of their hard work during the academic year. […]

Read our 2022/23 Impact Report

We’re pleased to share our Impact Report for 2022/23. In this report, we look back at the impact we’ve had over the last academic year, summarising some of the key numbers and stories at the heart of our organisation.   You can flip through impact report below, or open it in a new window by clicking […]

The ReachOut Youth Panel – Join Us at ReachOut

Take a look at this brilliant leaflet written and designed by mentees Ella, Basil, Ethan and Freya – members of the ReachOut youth panel. They chose mentee recruitment as their focus for discussion, sharing their ideas at each meeting on how they could encourage people to get involved. They wanted to make sure that potential […]

Our ReachOut at 20 Panel Discussions

Earlier this month, we held our ReachOut at 20 supporters event. We heard from a fantastic panel of speakers on the role of mentoring when it comes to social mobility as well as from our amazing alumni on what ReachOut has meant to them. Role Models, Mentoring and Social Mobility Charlie Allen – tailor and […]

Read our ReachOut at 20 Report

In 2003, ReachOut went from being an informal homework club, started by students at the University of Manchester, to a fully-fledged, registered charity. In the following 20 years, we’ve grown into one of the UK’s leading youth organisations, working with thousands of young people across London, Greater Manchester and Liverpool. In our ReachOut at 20 Report, […]

Job: Head of Finance and Operations

About the Role Contract: Permanent, Part-time (0.8FTE), with a 6-month probation period. (We may consider 0.6FTE for the right candidate). Working Hours: 30 hours a week – flexible hours around a general 9:00-17:30 working pattern, including some evening work attending Board meetings and  events. Location: Hybrid working, at least 2 days per week in our […]

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“At first, I was really hesitant to take on the Project Leader role, despite having mentored with ReachOut. However, with the support of the team I’ve really developed my skills. For example, at the Mentee Graduation, I stood up in front of 200 people and presented an award which is something I would never ever have been able to have done before, and isn’t an opportunity I could gain in my other situations.”

Amy McCutcheon, Project Leader at ReachOut Academy, Dean Trust Ardwick, Manchester.


“Being able to spend the summer working at Rede Partners, was an amazing experience. Whether it was working in HR or Finance, I learned so much about the world of private equity, made great connections with fantastic people and I got to learn first-hand what it would be like to work there! I really believe that I can go onto build the career I want now I’ve been a part for a workplace for real”

Victor Adekunle, 18 years old, ReachOut Ambassador, London


“When I first my mentee, she was very reluctant to participate in the sessions. Now, I see a completely different person! Her confidence has grown and she is happy to join in! She still has some self-doubt when it comes to academic work, but that’s what I hope to help her overcome, because she is a very bright person!

Through mentoring, I’ve learnt I’m a lot more patient than I realised. There will be days where she refuses to participate and those are the days that I really see the importance of the character strengths, for both the mentees and the mentors. It also makes it easier for the mentee to understand the character strengths, when I use them myself”

Myrtle, ReachOut Club mentor at Tufnell Primary School, London


“There are more distractions than ever outside of school, and the commitment of our students to attend ReachOut sessions is testament to the value they place on the relationships they foster there, and the challenge and enjoyment they provide.

ReachOut’s focus on communication skills and character development has become an important aspect of our provision of support for these students. The opportunity to relate to a positive role- model other than their usual teachers is key to the programme’s impact, and the evidence of this has been seen in the students’ attendance, resilience and to their overall progress across all the subjects in the school.”

Thomas Janvrin, Assistant Vice Principal at the Petchey Academy London