LVN believes that it takes a village to raise a child. In helping professionals volunteer an hour of their time, we bring components of the village community together to make a change to the lives of vulnerable young people.  

Read on to discover more about our story and values. 

Our Mission

To change the life paths of the most vulnerable, especially care leavers, those caught in the criminal system and all those growing up in deprived communities. All young people should be entitled to good networks.

Our Vision

To see LVN ‘Power of an Hour’ events take place on every estate so that no young person should need to go far to access support.

Our Story

LVN is a grassroots organisation set up in 2014. Founder Rachael Box and a team of volunteers have worked with over 300 young people to create a series of programmes that put young people in control.

Developing the LVN Model: Evidence based design

LVN worked with behaviour scientists at Ogilvy Change and educationalists to create programs that maximise the benefit of one hour of time – we call this The Power of an Hour.  

Although one hour might not seem much, our theory of change states that an average of 10 interactions between a young person and professional adults outside their usual network is enough to change their life path. 

We have worked extensively with tutors and students at City & Islington college. As a result, feedback and collaboration from young people has informed the development of our programmes and services.  

Candi students have collaborated with LVN on many projects including testing and creating an advertisement of the app and putting on community events. Read the full article here.

Our Location

27 Pear Tree Street

London, EC1V 3AG

Registered Charity 1161275

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