ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
As a grassroots charity, we are aware of the many struggles facing youths today. Our collaboration with corporate organisations, the Department of Work and Pension, Metropolitan Police, local authorities, schools, colleges and dedicated youth services provide us with a unique perspective on understanding nationwide youth issues. We see first-hand the community disengagement, the impact of youth centre closes, the diverse personal, home, or school challenges young people face, the consequence of the global 'look perfect' culture to young self-esteems, how vulnerable young children get entangled in criminal activities, and more recently the impact of Covid-19 on mental health, job prospects, gang recruitment and child exploitation. Our mission is to CHANGE this narrative. Responsiveness is at the core of our work. We are committed to playing an active role in creating solutions and positive changes to improve young people's lives
WORK FOR CHANGE
For over ten years, MRF has helped over 5000 young people be the best they can be and explore their natural talents, creativity, curiosity, and confidence. Our services provide young people with a solid practical and emotional foundation from which they can grow into healthy, confident and booming young adults. Around 60% of whom we have served are classified as vulnerable, at-risk children (e.g., exploitation), whilst 20% are involved in criminal activities and antisocial behaviour. As such, much of our focus has been centred around encouraging citizenship and teaching the interpersonal attributes (soft skills) needed to succeed and become valued members of communities.
We are looking to collaborate with corporate partners across a diverse range of sectors - from music, financial, marketing, to technological. Your skills, expertise and resources are instrumental in making CHANGE possible. Emerging research has shown that disadvantaged young people will be among the worst affected groups in society because of the Covid-19 crisis. As such, our CHANGE campaign is designed to help those who need it most, young people who need intervention and encouragement to prevent a downward spiral and being written off by society - Inspire, Motivate, Educate. - Inspire, Motivate, Educate.
• Aged 16 - 25
• From disadvantaged backgrounds
• Low-level first-time offenders to break the cycle of crime
• Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)
• Identified as vulnerable, at risk of child exploitation, child abuse, and engaging in criminal activities.
To register interest, refer a young person, request more information, discover the suitable options for your business, or create a custom package, please complete the form below or call us on 020 8683 2922. A member of our team will be in touch shortly. Please note: you can provide support through more than one option.