Raw Potential

WHF is supporting Raw Potential in 2022 by part-funding its education activities for young people.

The Oxford-based charity works with Thames Valley Police, local schools and social services to support 12-18 years olds on the brink of exclusion from education to help them reintegrate into school and get out of crime.

Operating five days a week, Raw Potential provides a combination of functional skills, Maths and English GCSE and City and Guild qualifications, along with practical skills such as carpentry. Attendance levels are nearly 100% and the charity works with parents (where possible) to reinforce learnings and personal development.

Many of the young people attending Raw Potential are involved in County Lines drug trafficking and suffering from anxiety, low self-esteem and addiction. To address this and encourage engagement the culture is supportive, inclusive and non-judgemental.