Founded in 2011, Raise The Youth Foundation is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise that provides totally unique Education and Therapeutic support for Greater Manchester’s marginalised children and young people (aged 11-25) and their families. Working closely with the Community also forms an important part of our overall plans and vision.

Raise Education & Wellbeing School, a Registered Specialist Independent School and part of the Raise The Youth Foundation, provides a caring, person-centred led approach, together with an exceptional blend of highly qualified professional teaching and top level specialist support staff. In addition, its infrastructure is designed to achieve best value, quality and, above all, puts Young People first.

The video on the right features Jason Steele, our CEO, talking about Raise the Youth and his vision for the future.

Superb provision

According to our most recent Ofsted inspection “pupil’s personal development and welfare are outstanding”

  • Holistic approach – totally unique education and holistic therapeutic support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs

  • School & college – children and young people are matched with a tailored programme to suit them
  • Skills centre – vocational and extra-curricular learning

Click here to read the full Ofsted report.

Vision and values

Bringing people, partnerships, neighbourhoods and industry together, to Raise the youth and invest in the future.

Raise the Youth Foundation is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise, set up to successfully engage the ‘hard to reach’ young people of Greater Manchester and beyond. We will provide the services, support and opportunities that create better life chances and enable young people to become adult citizens, who positively participate and contribute to their communities.

We care about people, families, carers, neighbourhoods and the environment. We want to inspire people, partnerships and industry to invest in us and, in turn, help us to create a bright future for young people in Greater Manchester and beyond. Our Social Enterprise is devoted to making a positive impact within the community. We are determined to become sustainable and produce quality outcomes for young people and the community. We are committed to providing our unique and inclusive holistic services and programmes; enabling young people to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution to their families, their community and accomplish economic wellbeing.

We believe that the best way for our children and young people to accomplish this is by providing the very best educational and therapeutic support to match their individual needs. Our team at Raise has been hand-picked to provide a unique blend of highly qualified, caring, experienced professionals, from a multi-disciplinary background – including: Education; Health & Wellbeing; Criminal Justice; Social Care and the world of Business.



Youth & Community