ThinkForward is a long-term coaching programme that gets young people ready for the world of work.

 

We develop the skills that young people need, help them overcome the challenges that keep them from succeeding, and facilitate employability activities to broaden their horizons and provide experience of the workplace.

ThinkForward

Our ThinkForward programme works with young people who face challenges on their path to success to get them ready for the world of work.


DFN-MoveForward

The DFN-MoveForward programme develops the work-readiness of young people with mild to moderate learning difficulties.

2018/19 Annual Review

Read our 2018/2019 Annual Review and hear from young people themselves on the impact of the programme.



Where we work

ThinkForward and DFN-MoveForward work across four regions of the UK.

Our impact

We're proud of our results and of our young people – 86% of ThinkForward's 2019 graduates are in education, employment or training.

Support us

Help us to reach the young people who need us most.

Our ThinkForward programme works with young people who face challenges on their path to success to get them ready for the world of work. Our coaches are based in schools in London, Nottingham and Kent.

 

The DFN-MoveForward programme works in London, Kent and the West Midlands with young people who have mild to moderate learning disabilities with the aim of supporting them into sustainable paid employment.

 

“I wish we could have ThinkForward in every school in Nottingham. They offer a really unique combination of long-term support to students by enabling them to have better and more successful experiences at school and crucially get experience of the world of work. ThinkForward has made a big impact and I’m looking forward to seeing more of our young people have brighter futures thanks to their work.”

— Alex Norris, MP for Nottingham North

News

14.07.2020   Programme end date to change for ThinkForward’s 2020 graduates

We’ve been thinking hard about the implications of Covid-19 on the young people on our programme, particularly those due to leave this summer. In the light of the ch [..]

03.06.2020   Celebrating ThinkForward’s volunteers

It’s volunteering week and we’d like to give a shout out to the amazing volunteers who offer wonderful opportunities to our young people. We have some brilliant busin [..]

11.05.2020   Class of 2019 six month update

Our Head of Impact Lee Robinson has an analysis of the six-month outcomes for our latest ThinkForward graduates, and it’s good news. We have recently reviewed the f [..]

Our Impact

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