Drive Forward Foundation
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We are a charity. We are business partners. We are mentors. There're over 70.000 children and young people in care in the UK. Every year, 2.000 of them leave the system in London alone, many of them being only 16 years old. Dragging the baggage of negative and often traumatizing experiences with them (from domestic violence, to physical abuse, to severe neglect), and lacking the basic skills to build meaningful relationships, they are ill-prepared to go out into the world on their own. We believe that education and sustainable employment offer the best chance for these young people to successfully transition into independence and build a life for their own. We specialise in supporting care leavers aged 16 – 26 in London into employment, education, and training. We aim at empowering young people to take control of their lives through sustainable employment, offering them a mix of tailored 1-2-1 support, intensive employability skills training, exclusive opportunities provided by our corporate partners, as well as in-work mentoring support.