We support working-class young people to set up social enterprises guided by their own lived experiences.

We provide a standout programme of workshops, mentoring and personalised support that enables the young people we work with to focus on their assets and talents. In this way, they build on their goals, creating a springboard of positive action that results in sustainable change.

Our young people constantly tell us they don’t want to be “fixed or cured” by individuals that have “never walked a day in their shoes.” As they develop and lead their social enterprises, they go from being side-lined and overlooked to becoming respected role models and leaders in their communities.

My time with Charly was really useful. She shared her experiences and tips relevant to my own work and I’m looking forward to implementing some of the things we talked about. Thank you Charly.  

Lisa Stepanovic, CEO, Social Ark