Nick Whitbread, Monthly Donor
At ReachOut, we work to improve the lives of young people through long term, one-to-one mentoring. Our aim is to help them develop their character, raise their aspirations, improve their academic attainment and increase their confidence so they can go on to fulfil their potential and lead happy and successful lives.
Our work would not be possible without the vital support of our donors, and we are incredibly grateful for every donation received.
Friends of ReachOut are loyal and generous supporters who, each year, help fund our work with a minimum donation of £2,500 (or £200 pcm).
Become a Friend of ReachOut today and you’ll play a crucial role in ensuring the delivery and impact of ReachOut mentoring for children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds across the UK.
You’ll receive updates on the impact your support has had on improving the lives of young people, how our projects are progressing and invites to exclusive supporter events which will connect you with our cause and other Friends of ReachOut. We will also recognise your contribution in our annual report as a thank you.
We are incredibly grateful for all donations which enable us to continue delivering mentoring projects and have a lifelong impact on those most in need.
Making a major donation to ReachOut not only enables us to continue delivering our projects to those most in need, it will also have a lifelong impact on the young people we support.
If you are interested in making a major donation to ReachOut please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how your donation could support ReachOut’s long term, strategic aims, sustainability and growth.
“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