The Rio Ferdinand Foundation works collaboratively with young people and communities to deliver progression pathways aimed at ensuring young people are socially mobile and empowered to be independent, take control of their lives and achieve their full potential. Recognising that sports, media and the creative arts are great motivating factors for young people, the Foundation utilises those mediums, and Rio’s connections within those industries, to provide a pathway for youth development. The work of the Foundation delivers under four strategic pillars: Sport & Social Inclusion, Health & Wellbeing, Safer & Stronger Communities and Skills & Training.
Our partnership with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation has enabled us to share our team’s knowledge, experience and expertise to support and mentor young people in both our local community of South London and more widely across the UK. We hope that this work with future talent in the Foundation’s Pathways to Achievement programmes will play a positive role in developing the country’s future leaders. We want to help raise aspirations and improve employability for young people.
The AQ team take part in virtual Q&A sessions, bespoke workshops and mentoring programmes to provide the Foundation’s young cohorts with essential employability skills, help to widen their employer networks and give career guidance, helping them to build a sustainable future and reach their potential.