We are a Social Enterprise that supports young people aged 16-30 to develop social businesses and projects. Many of our young people have experienced poverty, lack of education, disability, immigration, homelessness and the criminal justice system. We understand the value of supporting young people who may have otherwise been ‘written off’. Many lack self-belief and often tell us they’ve had doors shut on them due to their backgrounds. Social Ark recognises the struggles of hard to reach youth and the wrap around care and support that we provide sets us apart from other organisations. We value lived experience over formal qualifications and welcome all entrepreneurial ideas that are in line with our values.
We’re on a mission to empower young people from tough backgrounds to realise their potential and become grassroots community leaders and social entrepreneurs. We aim to create a movement of people that champion each other to explore social entrepreneurship and community cohesion as alternatives to unemployment, deprivation and social exclusion.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusiveness, Equality, Respect and Empowerment for whole community regardless of race, religion, class or other social barriers.