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Tom's Trust Supports

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Courtesy of Toynbee Hall



Toynbee Hall's experience is that preventative work around thinking and behaviour, increasing self-worth, motivation and achievement, can empower young people to pursue new opportunities and move away from anti-social behaviour and criminal activities. 

Make it!, Toynbee Hall's flagship youth project, is an in-school project for 11-13 year olds combining intensive one-to-one mentoring with group work sessions and an experiential learning project. Run over a nine month period alongside the academic year, Make it! increases young people's confidence and communication skills helping them to combat social isolation and increase their engagement with school. Each young person receives 84 hours of direct support, including 16 hours of one-to-one mentoring.
Image courtesy of Toynbee Hall

Courtesy of Toynbee Hall



49% of children in Tower Hamlets are living in poverty. Poverty impacts wellbeing and academic achievement; teenage wellbeing is a significant predictor of GCSE achievement. We want young people to achieve their potential and escape the cycle of poverty by increasing their skills, confidence and sense of identity so that they can better engage with school and build positive relationships with their peers and families. Make it! prepares young people to make the most of their futures, both emotionally and academically.

Image courtesy of Toynbee Hall

Courtesy of Toynbee Hall



Tom's Trust helps to pay for groups of children on the Make it! project to go for a five-day residential trip to Jamie's Farm in Wiltshire.  Jamie's Farm provides the young people with an opportunity to escape the hectic atmosphere of the City and explore the calmness of the countryside. The trip helps the young people form stronger bonds with one another and to discover new interests and passions that they may not have had the opportunity to do in Tower Hamlets.  The feed-back shows that these visits have been a resounding success.