How we work with our partners

We create great relationships with our corporate partners. How? By making sure their business needs are met and, at the same time, making a truly positive social impact in the surrounding community for the young, unemployed and underemployed Black and Asian women.  

What are the benefits?




Social Impact

Social Impact

Do you want to make a difference? We change and transform lives and continue to survive and thrive due to our proven and robust social impact.

Become a donor and be part of a truly authentic and ongoing story of transforming young lives.



Welcome to You Make It

The impact of our work

We’re proud that since we launched in 2011, on each programme we’ve had 85-90% retention rates and that 82% of these are in sustained paid employment, working on their own start-ups or have accessed formal education places.
Programme retention

Programme retention

We visit amazing venues for sessions by diverse and inspiring professionals on a range of key skills. These 3 months are the start of a holistic journey that helps our women become more connected to themselves, their passions and their city.


Complete the 6-month long programme


Programme impact


Would recommend the programme



Feel more connected to their local arts and culture scene


Programme impact
reduced benefits dependency

Reduced benefits dependency


Started the programme on benefits



Have gone into work, education or developed their own start-ups



Are on benefits now

Of these:
54% have entered employment
13% have pursued education
7% have gone into internships or apprenticeships
8% have developed start-ups

emotional improvement

Emotional improvement


Report increased happiness



Report feeling more self-confident

Partner with us

We want you and your company to come on this journey with us and help these extraordinary young women fulfil their potential.

Get in touch today and help transform their lives.

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Donations help put women through our programme and gifts in kind which help us operate as an organisation.

Support our work

Volunteer as a mentor

Diversify your employees’ skill sets. Enjoy meaningful and fulfilling interactions. Have a positive and lasting impact on our women.

Become a mentor

Learn from us

We’ve got a lot of valuable expertise to share. All of our partners across sectors can benefit from our consultancy and coaching services.

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Since taking part in YMI, I am building momentum, exercising my talents and turning my dreams into reality!
Sada Cole, YMI Ambassador