Help us build sustainability by becoming a regular donor. Your gift will enable ReachOut to plan and make more informed decisions, which all contribute to our work helping young people build a better future. Monthly donations are handled by a Direct Debit Mandate with your bank and processed securely each month by GoCardless. You can cancel your Direct Debit at any time.
“My mentor has helped me get through things I would have never been able to get through alone. I’ve been able to improve my staying power and get through rough times at school. My mentor Jack has been one of the best things in my life. I don’t know where I’d be without him. I love my mentor!” Neo, Year 8 Mentee
By donating to ReachOut, you could help us be there for young people like Neo by:
ReachOut run one-to-one mentoring projects in London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool and Yorkshire on a weekly basis, supporting hundreds of young people. By donating, you could help us support more people like Neo.
Could contribute to our costs of training a volunteer mentor to support a young person on our projects.
Could help our team provide ongoing mentoring to a young person who needs extra support to reach their potential.
Could contribute to us employing a sessional Project Leader to run weekly sessions with up to 16 young people on their character and confidence.
These figures are taken from our expenditure in 2021/22.
“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