As part of our corporate social responsibility and personal interests, NLP Financial Management are proud to support Youth Engagement Solutions Ltd (YES) https://yes-ltd.org.uk/ and be company sponsors of Cricklewood Wanderers, which is the football club associated to this Charity.
YES work with disadvantaged young people, mainly in the Borough of Brent, with the objective of turning them away from criminal activity and unemployment and directing them into playing a positive role within the community. Ultimately they help them find work and a means to become financially independent.
The dedicated staff team at YES previously worked within the homeless charity Ashford Place but due to a drastic cut in services, they needed to set up as a standalone charity to continue the services that had been run successfully at Ashford Place for over 7 years. They have worked with 1,550 young people in that time and found jobs for 674 of those people (88% have retained the jobs), 12 young people started their own business, 241 people have gone into further education and 37 have pursued a career in professional football through playing initially through their successful amateur club, Cricklewood Wanderers FC. These achievements are quite remarkable and have transformed the lives of so many young people!
Like all new charities (YES was started in July 2015) one of the biggest challenges is funding, especially at certain times of the year when grants are often not considered which is the case currently, until February 2018. They rely heavily on donations and have recently launched a Crowdfunding appeal to help raise additional money over the festive period. If you can support in any small way, during this season of goodwill please click on the link below and we thank you for taking the time to read this article and lending your support: