About Us

Who are we?

The Ladder Project is a Community Interested Company (CIC) that helps holistically develop students in Years 9 and 10, and Sixth Form. 

Our mission is to ensure that all students leaving school are equipped with the skills required to succeed in the world of work and in higher education.

The issue?

In 2017, 794,000 British young people were not in education, employment or training. HESA showed that students are dropping out of university as they lack the basic skills to survive. We have recognised that there is a skills gap that disproportionately affects students from lower socioeconomic and BAME communities. This has only been widened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our solutions?

We have put together a programme comprising of 8 different sessions to teach students skills that will better prepare them on their journey up the academic ladder and into the world of work. We instil in young people a set a values which aim to boost their confidence, and help them learn to set informed goals for the future. We also give students a handbook to document everything they learn throughout the workshops, which they can revisit following its completion. 

Our Impact?

We have been in operation for a year, and in that time we have run programmes for over 500 students and partnered with 4 different organisations. 97% of students increased their skillset as a result of our programme and 90% of students felt more confident about their future after finishing school.

Who are we?

The Ladder Project is a Community Interested Company (CIC) that helps holistically develop students in Years 9 and 10, and Sixth Form. 

Our mission is to ensure that all students leaving school are equipped with the skills required to succeed in the world of work and in higher education.

Barbara Falana 

Co-Founder

Logistics Lead

James Frater

Co-Founder

Partnerships Lead

Nisani Gnanasoorian

Programme Coordinator

Lydia Selcuk

Programme Coordinator

Louisa Johnson

Marketing Manager

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