This September alone, three young people have been killed in London, bringing the total to 10 teenagers for this year. Most of them were male and of Black African or Caribbean descent. It is an appalling and frightening statistic of which London cannot be proud. If we the parents, the educators, the community leaders, the politicians, the entrepreneurs, the health service, the police and the young people – if we find out why this is happening with such frightening regularity, genuinely listen to the problems that young people and families are facing and then act as if we have heard – then we have a real chance of coming up with solutions to end the violence and save lives of young Londoners.  If we don’t, then the future is far more terrifying than teenagers simply not passing GCSE exams or finding the right career path in life.

aspireprepblog1At Aspire Prep, we believe the answer lies in education not just schooling. We have developed 6, 12 and 18 week Boot camp programmes on Saturdays, which address the academic, the economic and leadership elements we see lacking in the current landscape.  We are about developing tomorrow’s leaders, today.   We congratulate our young Maths Teaching Assistant George Imafidon,   who recently scored 3 A’s at ‘A’ levels in Maths, Physics and Chemistry.  He is an Amos Bursary holder and is now studying engineering at UCL.  His brother Kenny Imafidon, has just graduated from BPP University with an Honours degree in Law, launched three Kenny Reports at the House of Commons and has set up his own consultancy.  We know it is possible for many young people to achieve success given the right focus and support from their parents, their teachers and ethical leaders who walk the talk.  For the sake of the future of all young people, we are determined to work together with others to build a pipeline for success and hope for aspirational and talented young Londoners in the capital city.

Come and join us at our launch of Aspire Prep and our GCSE Boot camp programme on Saturday 24th October 10.00am – 13.00pm at our modern offices in central London.

Contact: or call 0207 250 8262 for more details.

Here are what some of the parents said of our last Boot camps:

“Our son has gone up 2 sets at school in maths after 6 sessions.” Year 4 Primary school parent

 “We have seen a massive change after 10 weeks. He got a ‘B’ in English Literature at GCSE.  From where he was when he started Boot camp, we are very pleased.” Year 11 Secondary school parent

 “She is a different girl lately… she is more focussed, enthused and driven… just what I wanted.”   Year 9 Secondary school parent