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ThinkForward provides long-term coaching that gets young people ready for the world of work.

We develop the skills that young people need, help them overcome the challenges that keep them from succeeding, and facilitate employability activities to broaden their horizons and provide experience of the workplace.


Our FutureMe programme works with young people who face challenges on their path to success to get them ready for the world of work.


The DFN-MoveForward programme develops the work-readiness of young people with mild to moderate learning difficulties.


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Where we work

FutureMe and DFN-MoveForward work across four regions of the UK.

Young and Black

This project brings together a collection of unique artworks created by young people on our FutureMe and DFN-MoveForward programmes in London, Kent, Nottingham and the West Midlands.

Support us

Help us to reach the young people who need us most.

Our FutureMe programme works with young people who face challenges on their path to success to get them ready for the world of work. Our coaches are based in schools in London, Nottingham and Kent.

The DFN-MoveForward programme works in London, Kent and the West Midlands with young people who have mild to moderate learning disabilities with the aim of supporting them into sustainable paid employment.

“I wish we could have ThinkForward in every school in Nottingham. They offer a really unique combination of long-term support to students by enabling them to have better and more successful experiences at school and crucially get experience of the world of work. ThinkForward has made a big impact and I’m looking forward to seeing more of our young people have brighter futures thanks to their work.”

Alex Norris, MP for Nottingham North


Covid – one year on

It’s one year since schools in England closed to the majority of students due to Covid-19. Overnight we shifted to staff working from home. Our

Two new young trustees appointed

Two fantastic young trustees have been appointed to join our board. Their recruitment is part of our commitment to ensure the insights and lived experiences

Our Impact