Sister System

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Sister System & Impetus

This empowering partnership will enable Sister System to further our expertise and enhance our ability to demonstrate our unique model enables some of the most marginalised girls in society. Together with Impetus we will increase our reach ensuring our transformational programmes reach and empower, enable, and enhance care affected girls and young women to fulfil their life potential.

– Okela Douglas, Director and Founder, Sister System

The need: Our research shows that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are twice as likely as their better-off peers to be out of education, employment or training (NEET). There is also clear data showing that ethnic minority young people are disproportionately impacted by unemployment.

Experience of care compounds this disadvantage, with care leavers three times more likely to be NEET.

Our charity partner: Sister System provides specialist early-intervention support to care-affected young women in North London aged 13-24, predominantly from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds. They help them sustain positive relationships and mental wellbeing, and continue to engage in education, employment or training. Sister System’s approach is centred around peer and therapeutic mentoring sessions and co-created alongside those with experience of the care system.

Our Impact: We’ll help Sister System to refine their intervention, supporting them to think about how they can simplify their programmes and improve their outcome monitoring and evaluation.

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