Our young people are in the ReachOut Team and at the heart of everything we do. Hear from one of our Ambassadors on what ReachOut meant to him:

Shervann Miller-Ferdinand, ReachOut mentee from 2004-2011

Shervann grew up in Hackney, East London and was a ReachOut mentee from the age 9 to 16. In 2009 he was lucky enough to survive a punctured lung as a result of being stabbed in the back and is now studying Accountancy at Birmingham University. 

He was originally referred to the ReachOut Club mentoring project with the comment "Short temper, needs to work on tolerance". With ReachOut's support, Shervann excelled, growing up to be an outstanding young man of good character, and also a leader within his peer group and an example to the younger generation.

Shervann has high hopes for the future. "When I was 16 ReachOut organised a trip to Macquarie Bank where my friends and I got to talk to several employees and play a trading game with Jaffa cakes. They really inspired me and ever since then I have wanted to be an investment banker."