Exceed Reading Stars raised £10,690 on Crowdfunder to launch their 13 week assisted reading programme for Key Stage 2 children in London
Sarah took part in our 8 week crowdfunding accelerator delivered by Business Launchpad. Business Launchpad offer our course for free to young entrepreneurs in London aged 16-30. Sarah is part of a team of three working on this project, she met her co-founders Margaret and Beverly whilst participating in Merton Youth Council.
Their aim is to equip children in key stage 2 by bridging the gap between reading age and actual age, whilst building their confidence and self-esteem. Statistics from 2014 show that one in five children in England cannot read well by the age of 11.
Lambeth Council match funded Sarah’s campaign £5000 which gave it that mid campaign boost and allowed her to hit her £10,000 target with 6 days left to go – she then went into over funding for the final £690.
More information on our 8 part training course can be found here.Visit their crowdfunding page here