Young working-class women are especially blighted by unemployment for multiple reasons: no or few qualifications, no professional network, lack confidence etc.
It is hard for these young women to become involved in the economic, social and cultural life of their city.
There is a lack of targeted training and holistic support that helps young women reverse their earning status whilst prioritising mental health and wellbeing.
You Make It runs a holistic, empowerment programme for young marginalised, unemployed and underemployed women from Hackney and Tower Hamlets to claim a right to their city and become active in the cultural, social and economic life of it.
Our impact video
We run 2 programmes back-to-back per year.
Weekly workshops: work from the inside out with the girls inc. health&nutrition.
Pastoral care and counselling session for the girls.
Work placement opportunities: 2 to 4 week long and expenses paid.
Ladies Den: Business Pitching Competition.
1 to 1 mentoring with a very unique mentoring scheme
We want to run 2 more programmes in 2019.
We want to change the lives of 50 young women per year.
We want to sell 50 YMI Mentor Packages to businesses.
We want to sell 25 YMI Sponsorship Packages to businesses.
We want 10 more businesses to enrol in our YMI Happen Course
82% of our graduates to date are now in paid employment, working on their own start ups or have gained places in formal education.
Only 5% of women were continuing to receive benefits after graduating from You Make It, compared to 82% at the start.
As graduates leave benefits, YMI creates huge savings to the state of approximately £408,000 across a 3-year period.
Working with young women in such a holistic rounded way, by giving them skills, tools, & networks, really lift them out of poverty.Our programme is a life line.
You Make It is a holistic, empowerment programme for young marginalised, unemployed and underemployed women to enable them to claim a right to their city and become active in the cultural, social and economic life of it.