I started GT Scholars about eight years ago, and over this period of time, we’ve truly evolved. Our flagship programme was a tutoring and mentoring programme for teenagers in London. At our heart, we are a social mobility organisation. In addition to our flagship programme, we now run a wide range of online programmes, courses and digital challenges that support ambitious young people across the UK with achieving their career and academic goals.
Our programmes include GirlMeetsCode, the GT Scholars Online Careers Summit, GT Scholars Mayor of London Inspiring Future Leaders Programme and our most recent programme, called the GT Scholars x BRIT Insurance Digital Challenge, open to young people across the UK.
Over the past few years, I’ve seen hundreds of young people on our programmes gain the support they need to achieve their academic and career aspirations, and our vision for the next ten years is to increase our reach and our impact. By working with corporate organisations and volunteers from various parts of the UK, our goal is to continue to bridge the gap, provide pathways to employment and give young people from diverse backgrounds access to opportunities that raise and support their aspirations.
Our vision in the next ten years is to work with individuals and companies that are passionate about diversity and inclusion, particularly those that want to take practical steps to influence the prospects and, in the long term, permanently change the narrative for young people from less-advantaged backgrounds.