“We are kind of like one big family.”
-elvina - Mentee

We believe that all children deserve to fulfil their potential

The Social Problem: By the age of 11 in Yr6 at primary school, two children who are both highly able will have very different chances in life depending on their socio-economic background. There is a huge achievement gap between the haves and have-nots in education generally, but it is least addressed in high ability children. By the time that it is, it is too late.

The Solution: The programme offers early intervention for highly able children from low socioeconomic backgrounds in Year 7 and Year 8 during a crucial transitional phase between primary and secondary school onwards. Currently nothing else tackles the social problem identified through an initial and then continuing intervention at this age.

The Model: On the transition summer camp, we bring together highly able children from low socio-economic backgrounds with university students. We provide a research based approach based on proven strategies to develop mentees’ higher order thinking skills, relational intelligence, character strengths and the realisation of their potential.

Impact: Our vision is that highly able children from low socio-economic backgrounds achieve the same academic success and personal fulfilment as their more privileged peers at secondary school onwards.

  • Mentoring

    1:1 mentoring between kids and students, exposing both parties to new experiences and the opportunity to be inspired by others

  • learning

    Everyone involved, whether it be a Mentor or a Mentee, learns so much from the experience.

  • creativity

    We provide an environment where creativity and individuality is both celebrated and encouraged!