Students from across London have been celebrating success at the Power2 Awards 2018.
The pioneering youth charity held its annual graduation ceremony on Tuesday 17 July at the London offices of Japanese financial services group, Nomura.
It also marked a milestone as more than 10,000 young people have now participated in their Teens and Toddlers programme.
This programme empowers young people who struggle at school by pairing them as mentors to children in local nurseries. They receive coaching from qualified youth workers, get life skills training and work experience.
“Our programme is the only one of its kind in England”, said Joanne Hay, Power2’s Chief Executive.
“Many of the 10,000 young people we’ve helped were students contending with learning difficulties and self-esteem obstacles. Our work is all about empowering the futures of these young people and others who are disengaged and disadvantaged.”
Special awards were presented to students from the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hackney and Newham, while Oak Wood School in Hillingdon won the Power2 Partnership award.