We are GET AHEAD YOUTH. A non-profit organisation providing information, advice, and support to young people aged 16-25, living in London, who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, at risk of social exclusion or who have been socially excluded.

  • *A disadvantaged background - Children are considered to be from a disadvantaged background in comparison to others because of low family income, if they are eligible for free school meals, have little or no family support, if they are looked after children or those who have previously looked after by the state, but are now adopted or are subject to a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order, or have had lots of school moves all of which have been proven to have a negative impact on progress and attainment when compared to others.

  • *Social exclusion - Being socially excluded is to be excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of one or more of the following factors: unemployment; financial hardship; youth or old age; ill health (physical or mental); substance abuse or dependency including alcohol and drugs; discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, belief, creed, sexual orientation or gender reassignment; poor educational or skills attainment; relationship and family breakdown; poor housing (that is housing that does not meet basic habitable standards); crime (either as a victim of a crime or as an offender rehabilitating into society).


In light of the global pandemic, young people need to know their options now more than ever. Here at GET AHEAD YOUTH, our main purpose is to act as a directory, highlighting the opportunities available to young people to help them succeed throughout their education, employment, careers, and lives regardless of their background or current situation.


We are working very hard to get our new website up and running, and jam-packed with information to help young people GET AHEAD. Sign up to find out what else we have in store, to receive our newsletter, and to be the first to know when we launch.



  • If you are an organisation/service that can provide advice, support, or opportunities for young people living in London, and you would like to be listed on our website click here.

  • If you have experience working with young people living in London who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, are at risk of social exclusion, or who have been socially excluded, and you would like to create a profile/page click here.

  • If you have come from a disadvantaged background, have been at risk of social exclusion, or have previously been socially excluded and would like to share your success story click here.

  • If you are an educational institution, organisation, or service that works with young people, and you would like to request free resources click here

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