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.

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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.

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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

05.11.2020   Two new young trustees appointed

Two fantastic young trustees have been appointed to join our board. Their recruitment is part of our commitment to ensure the insights and lived experiences of young peop [..]

20.10.2020   ThinkForward and Bird & Blend ChariTEA partnership – developing young people’s employabiliTEA

We were delighted to be Bird & Blend's ChariTEA partner for April to June. We had a lot of fun working with the amazing team  and meeting some of their wonderful cus [..]

15.10.2020   Securing young people’s futures in a Covid-disrupted world

Our virtual event ‘Securing young people’s futures in a Covid-disrupted world’ threw up plenty of themes and ideas between panellist and guests, as we discussed how [..]

Our Impact

Living Wage Employer Disability Confident Committed London Youth Bronze Accredited Youth Friendly Employer