Their fundamental pledge
TwentyTwenty is dedicated to safeguarding bright futures for disadvantaged and disengaged young people; helping them develop self-belief and motivation, supporting them to gain academic qualifications and develop work ready skills that help them find and keep good jobs.
Every year, an estimated 2000 16-24 year old's across Leicestershire and Derby disengage from education with no qualifications, underdeveloped skills, low confidence, and poor employment prospects.
TwentyTwenty believes that these young people are resources to be developed not problems to be solved. Which is why the charity runs Lifeskills Centres in some of the most deprived areas which provide specialist education, tailored support, work experience placements, and supported pathways to further education and sustainable jobs.
The charity is continually innovating, improving and expanding so as many young people as possible can access their help and build a bright future.
Did you know...
In 2012 the charity won a national award from the Centre for Social Justice for combating educational failure, which prompted the Prime Minister to visit their Loughborough centre.
In 2013 an independent evaluation calculated that every £1 invested in TwentyTwenty generated a £5.02 social return.
In 2014 the charity came second in the UK Small Charity of the Year awards.
This year the charity won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, and are currently shortlisted for two national ‘Children and Young People Now’ awards.
TwentyTwenty has also secured backing from venture philanthropists ‘Impetus-Pef’ who support high potential charities achieve national scale and impact.
Other ways to support
Supporters can volunteer as a youth mentor and support a young person one-on-one for a year.