As featured in the July edition of our International Corporate Structures newsletter.
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Here’s a message from Michael Horsley, Corporate Partnerships Manager at XLP.
XLP is a charity which helps to create positive futures for young people living in nine of London’s most deprived boroughs. Every week, we work with 1,500 children, either on a 1-2-1 basis or in small groups.
Over time, through mentoring and direct intervention, XLP builds relationships with the young people, helping them to see, and fulfil, their true potential. Crucially, we help young people to realise that there are positive alternatives to the dangers, such as educational failure, gang culture, drug abuse and knife crime, which can destroy young lives.
Through our partnership with LCN Legal we are able to make a real difference in the lives of the children and young people we help. Here are some examples of how XLP uses our resources – including the money raised by LCN Legal:
Community Bus Project
- £12,850 could pay for XLP to run its Community Bus Project on a deprived estate for a year
- £2,600 could provide an at-risk young person with 1-2-1 mentoring for one year
Arts Showcase Project
- £18,000 could enable us to run an XLP Arts Project (Showcase event, performance and life/employability skills training) in one borough for one year
X-Mobile Recording Studio Van
- £11,000 could enable us to operate the X-Mobile recording studio van across 4 boroughs for 3 months
Beth, 18, has been involved with XLP since 2009 when she attended a Camden bus project. She is a passionate and caring young person who’s come a long way.
Beth: “When I was younger I started self-harming because there was just so much pressure to achieve and I kept having failure after failure. I had blades hidden all over my room in boxes and under pillows. I went from cutting myself to punching walls and I ended up breaking bones. XLP changed my life. I went from being broken down to being built right up – back to being the person I was before the self-harm. I had dropped out of school but I went back and then took a college course. I feel like a better person now because I can help other people.”
At XLP, we’re hugely grateful for the support that LCN Legal, and their clients, are providing. Together, we are enabling more young people, like Beth, to realise their potential and access more of the opportunities that life has to offer.