We Rise Brixton - changing young lives

by Abigail Melville in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th December 2019 we successfully raised £12,500 with 131 supporters in 36 days

Help us empower disadvantaged young people to create successful futures by building confidence and connecting them to professional work

by Abigail Melville in London, England, United Kingdom

Who we are

We Rise was set up by a group of parents with a shared passion to tackle social disadvantage. We are a community business based in Brixton. Our mission is to empower young people to achieve successful futures.


Our story so far

We have achieved so much in the two years since we launched. We're proud to have worked with 500 young people, most from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. We’ve built their knowledge and skills through inspirational work experience, coaching, employer visits and networking. We’ve also engaged over 150 volunteers, employers and professionals.

We've got a growing income stream from projects commissioned by clients, but we need a financial boost so we can engage more young people, make more impact in our community and build strong connections with our supporters. You are an important part of our journey!

Why we need your help

We need to raise funds to enable us to run our high quality Mentoring Programme, and train our fantastic volunteer mentors, giving them the skills, confidence and support to guide, advise and coach young people to achieve the future they want.

Why our community needs us

As parents we all want a good future for our our kids. But while Lambeth has growing wealth and opportunity, three out of five children are growing up in poverty.

9,000 Lambeth teenagers live in families that struggle to put food on the table and lack connections to professional work. 

Young people from low-income families are twice as likely to drop out of education. They lack experience of the world beyond their neighbourhood and miss out on the riches London has to offer. Black people are four times more likely to end up unemployed. 

What we do 

We use the amazing resources of our community to inspire, connect and empower young people who are growing up in disadvantage. 

We open minds by showing young people the world of work. We support young people to develop their confidence and sense of themselves. We run networking events that create positive and meaningful connections with professionals. 

We develop talent and creativity through real work. We win commissions for research and media projects that provide high quality work experience for young people and create real value for clients. 


The difference we make

We see young people grow in confidence. Shanae (below left, with Kedese and Shante) told us:

"We Rise has opened up a part of my brain I didn't know I had. It has helped me be a better me." 

What young people say



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£300 or more

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Sponsor a YouthConnect careers networking event

Partner with us on one of our sector themed careers networking events and promote your organisation on all event branding, communications to our 1500+ mailing list and to local schools, social media posts and at the event itself.

£20 or more

Train a mentor

£20 enables us to train a volunteer mentor to support a vulnerable young person during the year they leave school

£20 or more

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Limited edition We Rise Community T-shirt

For £20 you can have your own limited edition We Rise Community T-shirt created in partnership with young people from the Tulse Hill Estate.

£50 or more

YouthConnect careers networking session

£50 provides a young person with a friendly, engaging, intensive one to one networking session where they meet eight different professionals and learn about a range of careers.

£500 or more

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Youth Insight into your Company Brand

Does your brand appeal to young people? We can help you find out! We bring our diverse networks of young people to give you direct, tailored and powerful insight. Our winning formula brings your world and their world together in an intensive three hour brainstorm. Prepare for some moments of revelation!

£1,000 or more

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Youth Social Media Promo for your company

Let us bring young people into your world to go behind the scenes for one day. They will get to heart of what your organisation is like and create a vox pop social media film to promote your organisation to a youth audience. Be prepared for moments of revelation!

£5,000 or more

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Youth Led Company Recruitment Film

We want to help you attract the very best talent by putting your employer content marketing in the hands of your target audience. We will deliver you a professional quality film led by the creativity of young people. Our films are pure uncut positivity. We show the moments of revelation when two worlds meet!

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