ReachOut partners with schools to help them re-engage young people who are disengaged or under-achieving. We run after school projects with young people who are referred by the school for long-term support from Year 5 through to Year 11. We are unique in focusing on increasing attainment and developing character strengths such as self-control.

Each young person is allocated a mentor (typically a business professional or university student from the local community), who commits to work with them for a minimum of one academic year. The project format is one hour of academic support in the classroom supervised by a ReachOut Project Leader, followed by one hour of team activities.

Students enjoy the activities and the individual support of a trained mentor so attendance is high (+80%) and the impact is strong – 69% of ReachOut students go on to secure 5A*-C GCSEs as well as improve their behaviour and increase their confidence.

ReachOut’s mentoring programme is evidence based best practice – long-term support, well trained and supervised mentors, mix of individual and team activities and data driven. Schools also tell us that we are good to work with – professional, reliable and focused on making a difference.

Click here to find out more about how we partner with secondary schools.

Click here to find our more how we partner with primary schools.