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

Making The Leap have been developing essential skills for 25 years.

We have supported

young people since 2011


hours delivered to school children in 2017, in 32 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

“The experience they provided was what I needed to bridge the gap between education and work.”

Success Stories

“By stretching myself and my abilities, I learned I was able to perform under pressure.”

Success Stories

“Making The Leap really changed my character and thinking, helping me understand the world better.”

Raising University Aspirations 2019

Raising University Aspirations (RUA) is a unique event, facilitated by Making The Leap, where students from lower socio-economic backgrounds have the opportunity to interact with many of the leading universities in the UK with the aim of raising their aspirations and steering them towards higher education.

The UK Social Mobility Awards 2019 website is now live!

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