Graeme Duncan, our Chief Executive explains:
“I saw the issue of educational inequity up close and personal as a Teach First teacher. The children were amazing, not much younger than I was, but funnier, more resilient, and generally much smarter. But they were mostly born into poverty and attended a school that wasn’t adequate at that time. As a result, they weren’t getting the start in life they needed and few would realise their true potential. That sense of wasted human potential still haunts me.”
The answer is simple: a lack of coordinated effort.
That is what Right to Succeed is here to do; to bring together the community, to transform outcomes for young people in a coordinated effort to overcome the issues of inequity affecting young people.
This work is not easy, but the more we’ve done and learned, the more we have become convinced that such a collective approach is the only way we are going to remove the barriers preventing children living in poverty doing well at school and beyond.
We are grateful to the many that have supported us on this journey to date and hope you will be encouraged to work with us as we seek to increase impact and learning.
Please see our Working Collectively page for a better look at some of the specific projects that we are currently working on.