Tom's Trust has supported

ReachOut is a mentoring charity (No.1096492) working with children in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence. They improve self-confidence and develop numeracy, literacy,  communication and memory skills, whilst reinforcing core values of fairness, self-control, good judgement and staying power.

They do this through one-to-one mentoring with positive role models and team activities to promote learning, trust and responsibility.  Their structured, focused programme gives over a thousand children every year the confidence and skills they need for a brighter future.

In 2004 Hackney Council commissioned ReachOut to carry out a mentoring project to provide male role models and support for boys at risk of disengagement in the borough. This project became the ReachOut Club which now runs in several schools across Hackney, Camden and Tower Hamlets.

The charity continued to grow and now supports more than 1200 children and young people each year, helping them to grow in character and competence. They have developed three mentoring programmes, the Club, Academy and Junior Mentors, which enable them to provide one-to-one support for young people from the age of 9 to 18. Many of the young people have gone on to become mentors themselves, supporting others and helping to change their own communities for the better.

Tom's Trust has helped to fund ReachOut's Summer Programme. This is a full-time project in Hackney offering maths and English booster classes, fun activities and trips, allowing young people to spend their summer holidays constructively. The programme runs mornings and afternoons, Monday to Friday for two weeks during the summer holidays.