The Roots to Routes campaign is about creating pathways to success for young people across London through life-transforming educational opportunities.
Eastside Young Leaders’ Academy makes that opportunity a reality through our Scholars programme. Dozens of talented young people, from grass-roots backgrounds, have taken up the opportunity of secondary education at top boarding schools over the last nine years. We all know that world class teaching is a key driver in social mobility and cultural change, creating the template for success for young people throughout their adult lives. Our work really does break through barriers of background and class.
The Roots to Routes campaign will send 40 boys and girls to boarding schools next year. To prepare and place each student costs £750 so our goal is to raise £30,000. Your donations will support the work we do to prepare young people for their new school environment, and to mentor and coach them (and their families) once they take up their places.