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AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN DIVERSITY
Inspirational, empowering, and supportive are three of the common adjectives used by the students to describe our programme.
Rewarding, satisfying, and enriching are words used by our mentors to describe their involvement and contribution to our initiative.
For over 10 years, African & Caribbean Diversity’s Mentoring and Enrichment Programme has been raising the academic attainment and the career prospects of African and Caribbean youth by bringing together volunteer mentors from city-based companies, largely from the financial and legal sector, and 14 to 18 year old black British young people from London's state schools.
Since 2003, we have had around 250 students come through our programme and have gone on to be very successful personally, academically, and professionally. ACD has actively contributed to narrowing the gap in the educational achievements of black British youth within Government statistics.
97% of ACD students continued into post-16 education;
71% gained admission to universities, with 27% going to the Top 30 universities. A
ACD has alumni present at the top 20 universities listed in The Sunday Times University
ACD Alumni take up leadership positions at university, either in the Student Union or the
university’s African Caribbean society or organizing outreach activities or events such as TEDx.
ACD Alumni normally take a gap year giving back to the community by becoming assistant
teachers or arranging information and motivational workshops sharing experiences.