The Reach Out 2 Kids team is today celebrating being named as one of 50 ‘Trailblazers of the Future’ at an awards ceremony hosted by leading advertising, marketing and media magazine Campaign. ROK was nominated by BAME2020, an initiative that aims to ensure that 20% of senior marketing talent is from a BAME background by.. read more →

Target Oxbridge, a free scheme which aims to help students of black and mixed African and Caribbean heritage improve their chances of getting into Oxford or Cambridge, has launched for its new programme for 2019-20. The programme is open to high-achieving Year 12 – and in some cases, Year 13 – students in the UK,.. read more →

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today launched a new programme designed to support disadvantaged children transitioning between primary and secondary school during the summer holidays. The Mayor has awarded £750,000 of the new £45m Young Londoners Fund to 15 schools in ten boroughs of London to run Stepping Stones, a targeted, school-led programme aimed.. read more →

Closing the ‘disadvantage gap’ in England will take more than a century, education thinktank the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has claimed. According to the EPI’s ‘Education in England’ annual report, it will take more than a century for disadvantaged children – defined as those eligible for Pupil Premium – to catch up with their peers.. read more →

The students at Clapton Girls’ Academy have been given a great insight into the creative and technological industry, after ROK visited the school and hosted an ‘Introduction to Careers in Tech and Media’ day. The day included presentations representatives from Infectious Media, a digital marketing company; Hive, owned by Centrica, which produces smart home devices;.. read more →

A huge congratulations to Jason Logendra, a lawyer in Sky’s competition and regulation team, who today ran the Brighton Marathon and raised just under £1400 for ROK! Describing ROK, Jason said: “ROK is a massively important charity. It’s run by a small, passionate team of volunteers that give up their sleep and free time to help.. read more →

On Sunday 15 April, Jason Logendra, senior legal counsel at Sky, will run the Brighton Marathon to raise money for ROK (at the time of this interview, Jason had already raised over £1400!) He tells us about his career to date, why he’s running for ROK and how lyrics from a Misha B freestyle became.. read more →

Earlier this month, the Mayor of London announced the launch of a new £7m programme aimed at attracting more young people – and particularly female and BAME Londoners – into the digital sector. The Digital Talent Programme will offer free industry-approved digital skills training to more than 1,000 young people, including coding, web development, digital.. read more →

Jateen Chohan explains how he went from working in his dad’s kebab takeaway to lead onshore pipeline engineer at consultancy firm Wolsey Parsons, and why it’s important to remember that university isn’t the only route to success. What is your current job title? Lead onshore pipeline engineer at WorleyParsons. What does your job entail on a.. read more →

Edwin Lamptey, Capability Lead (IT Manager) at Schroders Investment Management, tells ROK about his career journey so far and why good role models are key to supporting young BAME people to achieve. What is your current job title? Capability Lead (IT Manager) at Schroders Investment Management. What does your job entail on a day-to-day basis?.. read more →