We are pleased to share the following case study from one of our Academy projects which highlights the transformative effect and positive impact a consistent and dedicated mentor can have on a young person. The below video was recorded two years ago of a mentee and mentor partnership: James and James. Now that James (mentee) […]


Who are you?My name is Phoebe Gittins, I am 20 years old and studying French and History BA at King’s College London. I am originally from Newcastle upon Tyne and moved to London to start university in September 2017. How did you find out about ReachOut and what made you want to volunteer as a […]

Manpreet – Former mentee to Intern

Manpreet has just finished year 12 at The Petchey Academy and is currently undertaking a Work Experience Internship in the ReachOut London office. He was a mentee with ReachOut for 2 years and believes that the programme helped shape who he is today. We asked him some questions about his experiences… When were you a […]

Mehmet – Intern in the ReachOut office

My name is Mehmet Senkoy. I’ve been studying at The Petchey Academy for the past six years now, and I’m currently in sixth-form studying A-levels History, Business and Psychology. Since primary school, I’ve always been intrigued by the work of ReachOut, finding the programme not only educating and helpful for building my character but also […]

Mentoring in Oldham – Jamie’s Story

Oldham was ranked 34th out of 326 areas in England, on the 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation, 1st being the lowest (most deprived). * “Nearly six out of ten disadvantaged children in England do not achieve a basic set of qualifications compared to only one in three children from more advantaged backgrounds. The consequence for […]