what we do
Who We Are
STAND FOR is a not for profit organisation, which supports young people from 15 to 25 where others have let them down, either through a lack of expertise, desire, budget or sometimes all three. The STAND FOR mission is to empower and support young people to ensure they get a chance. The cases STAND FOR engage with are wide and varied and our objectives are driven by our vision and mission statement.
To help young people access the appropriate support and assistance, which in turn, gives them the opportunity to be the best they can be.
Our Mission Statement
STAND FOR’s mission is to, empower and support young people to ensure they get their fair chance.
“Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.”
By adopting this philosophy, we analyse the challenge, work with the young person to agree a resolution, and then support them in delivering the right outcome. That may be a serious health issue, prejudicial treatment from local or national government, unfair behaviour from a large company, or a lack of wider support to enable them to achieve their true potential.
Young people today often receive a bad press, and yet there is never as much coverage regarding the problems they may have encountered on their early journey through life. STAND FOR will mentor, and where appropriate, provide financial support to young people who have a clear and credible challenge, which unless resolved will severely limit their potential.
Read more about Lauren’s story and other people we have helped here.