Thanking Day 2023

Our Thanking Day – 28th March 2023

We arranged this Thanking Day to celebrate the vast impact and generosity of our funders, business partners, volunteers and supporters. We want to express how grateful we are for your support in ensuring we can continue supporting under-served young people to transition successfully from school into further education or employment. 

Throughout the day we will be sharing social media posts spotlighting our key partners and meeting with our funders and business partners to celebrate the impact of their support.

Our Annual Review 

We’re delighted to mark our Thanking Day by launching our 2021/22 annual review today, which outlines the impact of our work. 

Last year, we worked with 1,286 young people, a 15% increase from 2020/21. 82% of our FutureMe 2021 graduates are in education, employment or training. The national average for the most comparable group is 67%. It is important to us that every young person we work with knows they have the potential to succeed in life and to secure a fulfilling job or career. This wouldn’t be possible without the support from our loyal funders and partners. 

Looking to the year ahead and as we enter into the final two years of our five-year strategy, we have a renewed focus on relationships with our schools and corporate partners. We are determined to continue delivering high quality coaching programmes to our impressive community of young people. 

Thank You

To demonstrate the impact of our work, we want our supporters to hear directly from our young people. ThinkForward CEO, Ashley McCaul, interviewed young people on each of our three programmes about the impact of our work. Here’s what they had to say: 

Our young trustees, Dan Easterbrook and Sally Cartwright, would also like to say a special thank you: 

An enormous thank you to every single person and organisation who has supported our work, we couldn’t do it without you!