Raise Aspirations. Increase Opportunities. Change Young Lives.

Many children in the UK never get the chance to succeed simply because they were born poor

Developing their soft skills can be the key difference between a child’s failure and success in life

Making The Leap have been developing soft skills for over 20 years.

We have supported

young people since 2011


hours delivered to school children in 2016, in 33 schools across London


said they now understand the importance of having the right attitude towards work


of Making The Leap Fellows achieve career opportunities within 6 months of our workshop

We believe all young people should develop the skills and mind-set that will lift them out of poverty – but we can’t achieve this alone

Give a child their very first experience of a work interview


We help young people to develop the skills, behaviours and attitudes needed to succeed in the careers of their choosing. Watch our short video to find out more.

Success Stories


“I’m looking forward to taking my first steps in my career”


Sahyma's story

Success Stories


“Making The Leap polish the skills you do have and make you learn new skills”


Mo's story

Success Stories


“The skills you gain at Making The Leap, I don’t think you could gain anywhere else”


William's story

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