Support We Rise hit fundraising target

Picture of youngsters with WeRise stickersWe Rise, a Brixton social enterprise, needs your support to raise £12,000 over the next couple of weeks to run its 2020 Youth Connect Programme that aims to up-skill hundreds of disadvantaged youngsters and connect them with local professionals from different career sectors.

Founder Abigail Melville says: “Thanks to the generosity of our community we have 83% pledged towards our £12,000 target. But we really need your help. If we don’t hit our target we get nothing. Please help us raise the final £2,030. 

“Anything you can donate, large or small, will make a huge difference to young people in our community.”

We Rise is crowdfunding to run the programme for next year. You can show your support here.

We Rise was founded two years ago to fill a need to connect school students with mentors from the world of work and provide meaningful work experience.

It was set up by a group of parents with a shared passion to tackle social disadvantage by helping young people make the difficult transition from school to work.

Abigail says: “We support young people to develop their confidence and sense of themselves. We run networking events that create positive and meaningful connections with professionals.

“We develop talent and creativity through real work. We win commissions for research and media projects that provide high quality work experience for young people and create real value for clients.”

Maya, a young woman at the crowdfunding launch blew the audience away when she shared her powerful story about how she wishes We Rise had been around when she was a teenager.

“Young people like her are the reason We Rise was founded,”  Abigail said and the reason we are running a Crowdfunder campaign.

Maya tells the crowd at the launch why We Rise is important to young people
Maya tells the crowd at the launch why We Rise is important to young people