Thank you for taking an interest in supporting us!
We are a social enterprise (company no: 7509723) based in London, which is currently run by volunteers who help us to deliver our projects to empower young people to find their voice and be heard through writing and creative arts. Since our inception we have supported and helped over 100 young people and engaged over 400 community members through our creative arts projects and writing projects (for more info visit our projects page).
We want You Press to be a one-stop hub for young people, where they can be free to express themselves, explore their hidden talents and find their role in society.
Our vision is to have cohesive communities in which young people contribute and are valued. But we can’t do this alone, we need your help. We rely on the generosity of our supporters to help to us to meet to the needs of the vulnerable and socially excluded young people that we work with.
Our aim is to become a sustainable social enterprise through our services but at the moment we are a project based organisation which limits our capacity to meet the needs of young people.
There are some of the ways you can support us:
- You can donate to the link below (all the donations received will used to deliver our projects and support young people).
- You can sponsor our projects and young people. For more information, contact Farah Mohammoud (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- You can fundraise for us – it could be running, cycling, skydiving or something of your choice.
- You can volunteer with us and help us to deliver our projects.
- You can mentor a young person.
To give you an idea on the type of impact that your support will have, here are some quotes from the young people that we have supported through our projects:
“As somebody who comes from a deprived London council estate with a background in gang violence and uneducated until 17, and have been to prison 6 times (a route that I managed to redirect over the last four years), I can safely say that this has been one of the greatest experiences I’ve had.”
“I was inside for two-and-a-half years so I didn’t know what to expect when I came out. I thought I had lost all opportunities out there.”
“Being able to feel comfortable and not judged is a feeling that I feel whenever I am with You Press. It’s a block of time that I look forward to, where we all can relate to each other and doing so it, to me is a safe place where I can share my experience and learn from others. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this project – it has opened many doors, allowed me to connect with people who are on the same journey as me but most of all has made to realise I’m not alone.”
“It was the process of partaking in the project One voice, our story that helped me restore my wings, who knew a bird could grow its wings back. The whole experience brought me alive and rekindled my fire for creativity and the appreciation of conscious arts. It gave me back my purpose and a strong desire to create with the intention to inspire.”