Welcome To YourStory!

YourStory is a charity specialising in motivating young people who are disengaged from school, family life, society, and the chance to succeed.

Regardless of age and ability, we challenge and support our young people to change the way they see themselves and change the way they behave. We help them to develop the skills, confidence and self-belief that will allow them to reach their full potential. We also work with parents and extended families of young people to support and help them to overcome their issues.

Who we work with:

Our young people are mainly between the ages of 11 and 18, and are struggling to achieve in their current environment. Our programmes generally are delivered in Inner London Boroughs and our young people are often from households living below the national poverty line.

Around two thirds of the young people we work with are male.

Around four fifths of the young people we work have BAME backgrounds.

Around two fifths of the young people we work with are SEND.

Our Work:

Confidence Building

Our programmes help young people appreciate the value and skills they have.

Powerful Conversations

Our mentors talk through the unique stories young people have to unpick their behaviours.

Holistic Support

We engage with families and supporting agencies to provide support from all angles.

950+

Young People Supported Since 2019.

15+

Schools Supported Since 2019.

18

Years In Service.

60

Families Supported Since 2019.

What we are here for:

We are here to:

listen and understand

YourStory is here to listen to and understand our young people without judgement.

support

We have mentors who have been in similar positions and situations to the young people we work with

offer opportunities

We offer opportunities to our young people which can help them to achieve their ambitions.

safe environment

We provide a safe and trustworthy environment where our young people feel comfortable and secure.

YourStory mentors have been a consistent intervention to some of our most vulnerable and in need students. The mentors have been able to build a positive relationship in a short period of time which has led to students being honest about their home lives and challenges they face inside and outside of school. Since the programme has started we have seen a shift in attitude of most of the students.

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Assistant Principal

Lambeth Academy

The boys mentored by YourStory were disengaging in mainstream and they flourished at YourStory. This was very much to do with the mentoring of pupils where the staff listen to the pupils and teach them skills of how to adapt to different situations. The attendance and punctuality was very good and they were then able to sit all exams. If the boys were stressed the mentors sat with them and offered breakfast as a way of alleviating the stress.

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Teacher

Platanos College

The work the mentors did with the young people is phenomenal! As we work with troubled young people, somehow the mentors are extremely patient, professional and able to get through to the young person. Two brothers were able to turn away from crime. They are both earning money legitimately. (The mentors) Involvement during the LAC review meetings with the local authority made such an impact that unprecedented decisions were made to support the brothers. They support young people at all levels including resolving issues with their benefits especially UC.
Working with these two professionals brings so much confidence that you can look at a young person who one has lost hope on, in a positive light.

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Deputy Manager

Centrepoint charity

Commission us

We offer a range of programmes tailored to the specific needs of the young people you work with.

Volunteer with us

We are always looking out for volunteer mentors to engage young people. We would love to hear from you if you would like to help!

Work with us:
Everyone has a story to tell but the fear of connecting means that many of the most important stories are never heard. We’re here to help young people connect with themselves and with others so that they can tell their story, build their confidence and create a positive future for themselves.
Adrian Jones
CEO & YourStory founder