Founded in 2013, Positive Role Models is a North London based community interest company, committed to supporting disadvantaged young people, so they're empowered to be successful in education and in life. Our mission is to help create bright futures, regardless of race, gender, background or current circumstances.
Through bespoke projects and workshops, that often combine the power of sport and peer-to-peer mentoring, PRM engages with disadvantaged young people under the age of 25, to raise their aspirations, so that they can clearly define their own ambitions and develop a wide range of skills and qualifications, that enrich every area of their life.
We also encourage our members to be leaders and to take an active role in the community, it is not unusual to see our members helping out at the local foodbank or homeless shelter.
Positive Role Models is the vision of Franck Batimba, who was inspired to start the company in memory of his former mentor, the late great Joe White. Joe was a champion for British Basketball. As a player he won four England caps and played for Crystal Palace, Portsmouth, and London Towers. Upon retiring from playing professionally he nurtured and developed junior and senior basketball players.
Franck was one of those players. Joe was a huge, positive influence in Franck’s life, helping to shape him into the man he is today. Through Positive Role Models Joe’s legacy will continue to live on. RIP Joe White.
Your donations help us to continue serving disadvantaged young people in North London and create positive changes to their lives, this not only provides you with a great way of supporting young people but also makes a difference to the local community.