We are thrilled to officially invite you to our networking launch event on Thursday, 19th of January 2023, at 18.00-20.30 at Google’s UK Headquarters in Kings Cross, London. 

The event signals our official launch of JustAGuy (JAG), as a Community Interest Company devoted to improving the aspirations and educational outcomes of disadvantaged young people through mentoring and workshops.

You’ll be able to explore ways in which your business or students could benefit from connecting with JAG. 

There will be:

● A panel discussion on social mobility 
● The exclusive premiere of a short JAG documentary
● Details about JAG mentoring curriculums, events and impact to date
● Networking opportunities to explore ways in which you might get involved
● Canapés
● Give away prizes

Places are limited, so we recommend you indicate your interest in attending early to avoid disappointment.

Who should attend?

Business leaders, educators, charity/youth representatives and other stakeholders interested in promoting social mobility in disadvantaged young people.

What does Just A Guy do?

Founder Lawrence Tijjani, created JAG originally as a blog after suffering a severe epileptic seizure that affected his ability to walk. His honest words and inspiration in the face of adversity have resonated with people. As a result, JAG has grown beyond a blog to vent frustrations into a full social enterprise that is committed to providing young people with access to networks of advice, support and mentoring so that they are better equipped to drive their own social mobility.

JAG’s impressive projects to date include: 

Remote career fairs during the pandemic
○ Connecting professionals from a range of sectors to UK secondary students
The Lighthouse Project in partnership with Google EMEA
○ Soft skills mentorship curriculum for Afro/Caribbean students delivered by Google employees
Workshops, mentoring and assemblies
○ Delivered across the UK to schools and colleges

Benefits to businesses

Find out how JAG can support you in

● Exploring ways to give back to the community
● Overcoming difficulty in accessing and engaging young people
● Simple, time-effective ways to engage your employees in mentoring
● Opportunity to participate in Q&A session on social mobility panel

Benefits to educators

Find out how JAG can support you in

● Finding high-quality mentoring from professionals to inspire and engage your students
● Engaging students so they see the relevance of classroom-based work-related learning
● Supporting your students to learn soft skills that boost their employability prospects

Places at the event are limited and so we encourage you to indicate your interest in attending as soon as possible. It is set to be a great event, hosted by an exciting CIC that’s motivated to reach students from all walks of life, particularly those from underserved communities. We are looking forward to connecting with as many people as possible!

Sign up indicating your interest in attending the event by 2nd December 2022:

Confirmation of your place will be sent via email.

Date 01/19/2023

6:00 PM-8:30 PM