‘We want children and young people to: Believe, Achieve, Succeed’
We hope we can work with key partners to help realise the dreams of the children and young people we hope to impact and inspire.
We take our students on industry visits, demystifying the world of work and letting them know that all aspects and levels of industry is open to them. Imagine what you could have done if you had this when you were at school?
We bring professionals and business people into schools to encourage and guide children and young people to deliver the message that despite their circumstances or backgrounds they can fulfil their aspirations and dreams with hard work, encouragement and support.
ROK – who are the people behind the scenes?
ROK has such a wealth of talent and committed people behind it, all of whom commit their time freely to ensure this endeavour is successful. Without them, ROK simply would not exist. Thank you. Here are just a few of the individuals who work so hard at ROK…
5 Reasons We ROK
1Holistic ServiceWe provide what we consider to be a ‘holistic’ service, many other organisations providing similar services offer only two or three of the products we have. Therefore, they will focus on just mentoring, or presentations, or industry days, or workshops. Very few offer all, which is what ROK brings!
2Role ModelsROK is serviced, almost exclusively, by people from the black and Asian community most of whom come from working class backgrounds. It is this element which we think places us in a different category to many other organisations who are either lead by white middle class individuals, or are fairly removed from the financial and social difficulties that some of these kids will face
3RelevanceWe bring a genuine perspective, having lived through the challenges of having very little financial backing and/or resources and having being the ‘first one’ within our families to have achieved to the extent that some of us have. These elements helps us to connect well with many of the children we deal with.
We love the work we do, as such, we are constantly raising funds to keep our costs as low as possible so any child in any school can benefit from our invaluable work.
We offer many different packages as well as the ability to pick and choose to create your own custom packages to suit your particular needs.
Do you still need more reasons to ROK?
I don’t know if it was the same for others. When I came home from school, my parents were at work. When they did come home, they had little time for me. They expected me to handle everything. They didn’t understand. I wish I had someone to talk to who really knew what I was going through. I had dreams. I had hopes. I had fears. I was just a kid. What were my choices?