About the foundation

Just A Guy was originally set up to document Lawrence Tijjani’s recovery from a severe epileptic seizure that affected his physical mobility. His honest account of his experiences have resonated with a large audience, who found his personal strength and determination to work through his rehabilitation and now chronic symptoms, inspirational. As a result, it has now transcended into a full social enterprise that offers a whole range of services to help 14-25 year olds navigate their way through life.

Aims

To improve the aspirations and educational outcomes of disadvantaged young people. We believe that by providing young people with access to networks of advice, support and mentoring they will drive their own social mobility. Through our mentoring programme and workshops, we develop young people who are more informed, confident and able to make well-reasoned decisions about their future.

Our mission

Our mission is to promote the following characteristics in the young people we work with so that they are:

Aspirational thinkers: able to set specific goals for their own futures, with the flexibility and motivation to achieve them.
Seeking a growth mindset: believing their abilities can be developed hrough hard work and effort over time.
Resilient when faced with challeneges: able to deal with difficulties in a positive way and bounce back from adversity stronger.
Developing high self-efficacy: able to apply their knowledge and skills confidently.

Board of Trustees

Member

Krish Kendall

Member

Dylan Ambrose

Member

Deanna Hodges

Member

Hector Lovett