Momentum Made By You
Helping young adults leaving foster or residential care to achieve their full potential with exciting and sustainable employment opportunities.
Welcome to the Drive Forward Foundation.
Supporting care-experienced young people aged 16-26 in London to transition from care into a career.
If you’re driven to be independent, find your way and make something of yourself, then see how you can join us and start heading in the direction that’s right for you.
We want to give your business the opportunity to work with some of the brightest and hardest working young talent out there. Discover how partnering with Drive Forward can create opportunities for our young people and you.
Whether it’s having a chat over a cup of tea, sharing your experiences, stories and skills, or becoming an ongoing mentor, you can volunteer your time and make a massive difference in a young person’s life.
We are a charitable foundation that couldn’t make the changes we make without the support of people like you. Take a look at how your donations and fundraising efforts enable us to expand the horizons of our young people.
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As I sit at home and look at my laptop at a time, I was supposed to be hosting a big in-person event with lots of hugs, good food and drink, dedicated to our partners, I’m greeted with 40 different smiling faces that represents the work we have done over the past 3 years. It represents the support provided and the dedication to the remarkable partners we work with. This year has been tough, but together we all got through it and I feel so proud to work with everyone.
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This week’s article will solely focus on the feeling of envy and how we perceive, absorb and manage it. Whether you’re on the receiving end or you happen to be the one that’s dishing it out, I have chosen to address this as a topic because I feel like I’ve seen a lot of this emotion in the past year.
Getting involved with Drive Forward gave me more confidence, showed me how to approach people and put me in a good mind set to progress with my life.
Why we can't sit still...
2000 young people leave the London care system, ill-equipped for the challenges that await them. They lack the skills, confidence and support to successfully manage their transition into adulthood and independence.
30% of young people experience homelessness within 6 months of leaving care.
40% of care leavers are not in employment, education or training, so-called NEETs.
50% of care-experienced people suffer from mental ill-health.
Abuse & Neglect
60% of children going into care do so due to severe neglect and abuse.