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Transformation Centre
Monday - Friday
09:00am - 05:00pm

We want to help the West Midlands
to become first class,
we are First Class Foundation

01Our Vision

Our vision is a nation of young people and families free from the impacts of crime and poor mental health who are living purpose-filled lives.

02Our Mission

We connect, mentor and support the most marginalised black and ethnic minority young people and their families in the West Midlands.

Our Core Areas

To achieve our mission, we have three core areas of focus…

Reducing Youth Violence

Youth Violence THE STATS

    • In 2022 in Birmingham, youth violence with injury increased by 13.2% to 8,335 incidents and drug offences increased by 52% to 7,936
    • Young people are actively recruited by gangs from outside their schools for criminal exploitation
    • Youth violence is a core priority for local police

Improving Mental Health Resilience

Mental Health THE STATS

    • In England, around 18% of children aged 7 to 16 had a probable mental health condition in 2022, up from 12% in 2017
    • An estimated 1 in 6 adults have experienced depression or anxiety in the past week
    • The NHS in England spent £14.9bn on mental health services in 2021/2022 -13.8% of local NHS funding allocations

Connecting Young People to their Purpose

Unemployment and Cost of Living THE STATS

    • Birmingham has the highest claimant unemployment rate of 11.5% amongst the core cities and is well above the UK average of 4.6%
    • Birmingham has the highest total number of households living in fuel poverty
    • Birmingham also has the greatest proportion of households in fuel poverty with 23.2% unable to stay warm and safe at home

How do we achieve this…

Our Pillars

We use seven spheres of influence to make a difference in the community:

Quarterly Report

We let the numbers speak for themselves.
Read our most recent quarterly report
(July 2022 – September 2022) and find out about the impact that we are having on people’s lives regionally.

Meet The Board

We invite you to learn about the fantastic work we have started in the city to tackle youth violence and build mental health resilience. We are a black led, female led, charity, driven by a lived experience view point.


We are proud to help to connect young people aged 13-25 to their purpose by introducing them to new opportunities.

We are passionate about challenging the over representation and under representation of BAME young people in key sectors including, mental health, criminal justice and education.


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