Our Mission:

Empowering & inspiring young people.


Since 2013 we’ve been supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to unlock their potential, build confidence and skills, raise aspirations and self-belief using interactive and creative media workshops.


Write it, Read it, RUN IT

"It’s made me realise that I can and it doesn’t matter what other people say, it’s about what I do."

M. I Have A Dream


Our Partners

Every time I leave The Gifted, I can’t help but leave happy with a smile on my face.

— R 19 - Volunteer


Our Impact


Learnt a new skill










SPEAKING & Listening skills improved 



What we do...


We deliver our exciting and unique range of programmes in schools, colleges, alternative education settings and community settings and anywhere else that needs us!  



Butterfly helps to build the self-esteem and confidence of girls and young women. Butterfly is delivered as a specialist six-session program or through 1-2-1 coaching/mentoring for girls and young women with particular difficulties or demonstrating risky behaviour. Everything covered links to the development of confidence, self-esteem, aspirations and life skills. The sessions cover subjects such as body image, strengths, contraception, relationships, decision-making and the challenges they face.


Reality check uses interactive workshops and podcasting to engage with young people to help improve their behaviour, attitudes and raise attainment. It enables young people to look at their current behaviours and give themselves a ‘reality check.’

Reality Check is delivered as a specialist six-session program or through 1-2-1 coaching/mentoring for those requiring specialist support. The project uses engaging techniques to enable young people to think about the consequences and risks associated with the choices that they make.  The interactive workshops enable young people to explore their behaviour and attitudes, why they do the things they do and how they can make changes. Interactive workshops cover a range of topics. 



I Have A Dream uses interactive workshops and podcasting to enable young people to think about their goals and career aspirations and create a plan to reach them. This programme is usually delivered over 6 sessions. Young people work together to record, produce and edit a podcast, interviewing one another to find out their career goals and how they think they can achieve their goals helping them understand what it means to achieve success and what they need to do to get there. 


Inspire Me – Learn, Interact and Podcast provides practical training in radio and podcast production for those who are not in education training or employment. The course improves self-confidence, self-esteem and employability skills.

The programme tricks participants into learning by teaching participants transferable skills whilst creating a podcast, they will learn to turn up on time, work as part of team, create radio friendly music, develop presentation skills and practice interviewing.



October 2016

"Taking part in Butterfly has been life-changing, I feel so much more confident, it's given me the time and space that I needed away from my 'real life' to assess what I want from life. My new life starts today.".


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Aysha and Jermaine set up the Gifted to help boost young people's self esteem - to give them the confidence to express themselves. Here they talk about how they set up their venture and the impact it's had on both the young peoples lives and their own.