ThinkForward provides long-term, personalised coaching
to young people in schools with the highest risk of unemployment
to enable them to transition into sustained work.

— ThinkForward's Mission Statement


Our ThinkForward programme provides long-term coaching to get young people ready for work.


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

Where we work

ThinkForward and DFN-MoveForward operate in four regions of the UK.

Our history

ThinkForward was created in 2011 by Impetus. Since then we’ve become an
independent charity, developed our programme, and expanded to three regions outside of London.

Our impact

Attendance, attainment, behaviour and exam results are all important in ensuring young people make a successful transition from education into employment.

Support us

Help us to prevent the next generation of youth unemployment.

Our ThinkForward programme works with hard to reach, disengaged young people in Tower Hamlets and Islington in London, Nottingham, and Kent.

DFN-MoveForward 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.

“ThinkForward has proved in practise with real young people that it has truly understood the value of preventing rather than treating the challenge of young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training), that’s just one of the reasons I love working with them.”

— Graham Allen, former Nottingham North MP


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Our Impact