Success4All was established in 2006 by our Founder, Caroline Afolabi-Deleu, with the founding purpose – to prepare children and young people for a brighter future.
For 15 years, we have been driven by our passion and commitment to ensure that every child has a fighting chance at success no matter their circumstances.
Since 2006 we’ve supported over 7,400 children and young people and have had the honour of welcoming over 1,700 volunteers.
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Hello, World! We were born in March 2006 at the Millin Centre, Benwell. Our Founder, Caroline Afolabi-Deleu, delivered our first Homework Club in Byker and launched our Language Clubs across the North East.
Success4All Leads The Way With Tutor Befrienders Our first tutor befriender training session was held in 2007, in addition to our 3 day-intensive GCSE revision course at the University of Newcastle. We also hosted our African Summer School at Kids Kabin.
2008 WOW, what a busy year for languages! We set up an Anglo-Italian friendship association for GCSE & A-level students and Spanish and Chinese Language Clubs at Walker Riverside Academy, previously Walker Technology College.
Merhaba! Bonjour! Hallo! Merhaba! Bonjour! Hallo! We introduced new Turkish, French and German clubs to schools. We also celebrated European Neighbourhood Day at Kids Kabin, started a Manga cartoon drawing club and introduced Indian and Chinese cooking classes in Kids Kabin.
2009 As well as hosting an intercultural holiday club at Kids Kabin, we also trained sixth-form students from Walker Riverside Academy to become AQA accredited tutor-befrienders.
2011 2011 was a busy year for our Language Clubs, as more clubs opened up in schools and community hubs across the city. In 2011 we also worked on a BBC animation project and awarded the North East Diversity BME Education Award.
Make Way For WEYDA In 2012, our Manga Club transformed into West End Young Digital Artists, also known as WEYDA. The group’s newfound passions saw them launch their very own film, “West End Heroes”.
A Year of Recognition 2013 was a significant year for Success4All. It was the year when we came a cooperative, launched our website and created our Twitter account. We also kickstarted started six learning hubs, and our young volunteer, Abdul Samad, was awarded the Princess Diana Award. All in all, 2013 was unforgettable.
ENGAGING, EQUIPPING & EMPOWERING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH CLUBS WEYDA launched their first West End Heroes comic and started working on their new documentary ‘Young, Religious and Judged’. We brought music tuitions into our Learning Hubs and hosted a community cinema event. Our student volunteers organised a secret ball that raised funds for…
CODE CLUB LANDS & WEYDA HEADS TO LONDON Thanks to Samsung, we launched a Code Club in the Blakelaw Community Centre and with the support from Wallian Charity Trust, we were able to set up two additional clubs whilst securing the future of two existing clubs. As well as that, WEYDA members presented their ‘Young,…
OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY We celebrated our 10th year anniversary by hosting The Great West-End Bake Off and raised funds by taking part in the Great North Run. NorthStar Ventures awarded us with funding to turn our Learning Hubs into a Social franchise, and WEYDA spent the half-term in Dublin to partake in the ‘Big…
STEM’S THE WORD 2017 was a year of change. To begin with, it was the year we introduced our 6-week STEM Saturday Club and the year our Learning Hubs grew to eight flourishing hubs.
FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH We became an approved DBS centre in 2018. Our STEM Saturday Club that we piloted last year became a fully-fledged STEM Challenge programme, and WEYDA spent a week in Finland on a European-funded project called Eurosole. In 2018, a eureka moment led to the inception of our Learning Bus.
WE DID IT! We did it! Thanks to our incredible funders, including Recce Foundation and The Watson Family, our Learning Bus hit the road and the screens as we appeared on Channel4’s hit, George Clark’s Amazing Spaces. We also welcomed 3 EVS volunteers and WEYDA embarked on a rebrand whilst simultaneously working on their…
EVEN A PANDEMIC CAN’T STOP US Even a pandemic can’t stop us. In the first quarter of the year, we ran two successful February half-term holiday clubs and visited Sedgedunum Roman Fort, but things quickly took a turn. From Code Club to our tutoring, all of our services made the swift transition to online….