Reach Society

Building Connections
A member of the Council of Leaders, The COL
A member of Fair Education Alliance, The FEA

Reach Society News

Insight into Bristol

Insight into Bristol is an innovative residential summer school that gives students from London access to the University of Bristol’s academic expertise and facilities.

2018 Is Our 70th Anniversary
In 2018 Reach Society celebrates the 70th year, the platinum anniversary, of the modern Black community (or MBC) in the UK, which began with the arrival of the 492 Windrush pioneers in 1948.
2017 Recognition Awards & QAVS Report
On Saturday, 21 October, more than 220 guests at Reach Society's 6th Recognition Awards celebrated the Society’s national honour, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service or QAVS (which is also known as the MBE for volunteer groups) which was won last June. This was a historic achievement because Reach Society became the first social enterprise, led by a team of male professionals in the Black community, to win this national honour.

Forthcoming Events

  • 22/02/2018 11.00am - Wolverhampton Employability Day
  • 23/02/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (new venue)
  • 23/03/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Brunel University London)
  • 04/04/2018 10.00 am - 7th Careers Conference (Russell Square, London)
The main objectives of the networking programme in the Reach Society are to generate amity between Black professional men.
Representation ImageThe representation programme: Connects Reach Society role models with young people, and in particular Black boys and young Black men, to inspire them;
Recognition AwardsThere are two sets of recognition awards - one for self development, which will be awarded to children and young adults; and the other for extra-ordinary contributions and long service to Reach Society.


Lloyds Bank Community Fund, 2012 Regional Winner
City & Islington College, 2014 Community Partner
BITC Race Equality Award, 2016 Highly Commended Award Winner
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Representation Programme

The representation programme:

  • Connects Reach Society role models with young people, and in particular Black boys and young Black men, to inspire them;

  • Introduces inspired Black boys and young Black men to local mentoring groups where on going support will be available;

  • Showcases the services of Reach Society through the impact of its trained role models, the added value of mentoring groups and the leadership of parents and carers.

So if you wish to make a contribution to this programme you need to consider becoming a Reach Society role model.

Here is a summary of what is required. Reach Society role models are identified as people with qualities that are held in high esteem by their peers. They are Black professional men who have accomplished or are accomplishing their goals in life and wish to share their experiences and learning with boys and young men from their cultural backgrounds; in order that they too may discover how to achieve their potential.

To become a Reach Society role model you need to fully understand our ethos which is based on the principle that Black boys and young Black men are at the centre of the process. And as a role model the task is to encourage, motivate and inspire him to know himself, and to strive to develop every aspect of his character - such as the social, emotional, educational and spiritual - in order that he will be equipped to own the development of his potential.


For Reach Society to maintain a consistent and high quality message all of its role models undertake training to embed their understanding of the following:

  • The vision and core purpose

  • The core message

  • The EDILES methodology for inspiring young people

Only trained Reach Society role model will be invited to interact and inspire Black boys and young Black men.


All aspiring Reach Society role models will be required to undertake Criminal Record Bureau checks because the majority of the users of our services will be organisations that will require the production of CRB registration details. If you do not have a current CRB registration, Reach Society is well placed to arrange for such checks via one of our partner agencies.

For further information on any aspect of the representation programme please contact Tony Tiyou, programme director on 07910 947735

or email