Our Mission

Our Vision

Our vision is that all children and young people regardless of background or social standing have access to essential entrepreneurial education.

Our Mission

We believe that talent is everywhere but opportunities are not. We are on a mission to empower disadvantaged children and young people to create their own opportunities, so they have better life chances.

Our Core Values

We have 6 core values that underpin our services.
  1. Do what you Love – we believe that happiness is the true measure of success, and we work towards helping children to love what they do and be happy.
‘Being friends wasn’t a problem, setting up our Drip Punch business as friends has been great fun. Friendship and business are the perfect recipe.’  Joshua, Jonathan, and Kevon, founders of Drip Punch a business selling delicious artisanal drinks with a cultural punch.
 

2. Partnerships: We achieve strong outcomes by working in partnership with young people and families, schools, statutory, community, technology, arts and cultural agencies to deliver efficient and effective services. 

In the last year we have increased the number of partners we collaborate with and we are now working with forty-five partners across statutory, business, arts, heritage, and cultural sectors.
“…I would like to express my gratitude for the financial literacy sessions you provided for our young people. The facilitator exhibited a high level of professionalism and demonstrated an exceptional ability to engage with the students, many of whom have faced challenges in mainstream schools…The session was not only informative but also tailored to the unique needs of the participants. It was evident that the facilitator created a positive and inclusive learning environment, fostering a sense of enthusiasm among the students.” Mr Errol Comrie Headteacher, Community Links Academy Trust
 
3. Empowerment: We empower communities by providing the knowledge and skills needed to drive inclusive economic growth, fostering prosperity for both individuals and the community as a whole.Prescisa Getsevich joined Ultra Education’s online entrepreneurship programme during the pandemic lockdown. Since then, she has flourished, growing her business, Healthy Kind Deodorants, which offers family-friendly, natural roll-on deodorants for all skin types and ages.
Prescisa has achieved remarkable success winning several awards and is the Deputy Youth Mayor for Hammersmith and Fulham. Prescisa’s influence extends beyond her own business; she is known to inspire other budding entrepreneurs. Her younger sister, Accurisa Getsevich, has followed in her footsteps by starting her own business, Fruitsryum.
Prescisa says, “I am a young entrepreneur with my own successful business, and I would love to help other young people get the skills, support, and opportunities they need to start a business from what they love.”

4. Culturally-appropriate Services: At Ultra Education, we value diversity and promote equality. Our team, with lived experience and representing the diverse communities we support, prioritises the cultural needs of marginalised groups, particularly African and Caribbean young people and families. Here’s an insight into how our culturally-appropriate services have made an impact:

Diverse Facilitation

Our “Diversity by Design” programme, created in collaboration with Vivienne Westwood, aimed to increase inclusivity and diversity within the fashion industry. This programme was facilitated by our team members, Tara Chaudhry, an Asian Muslim, and Linda Mngwali, a Black entrepreneur, both of whom have their own fashion brands and understand the industry from within. Their backgrounds and experiences provided relatable role models for participants.

Programme Highlights

“Diversity by Design” was designed to engage and address inclusivity in the fashion industry, drawing in students from ethnic minority groups. Here are two inspiring case studies from the programme:

Michelle’s Journey

Michelle, an 18-year-old studying fashion at the Retail Academy and budding personal stylist joined our 12-week “Diversity by Design” programme with hopes of securing an internship at Vivienne Westwood. During the programme, she completed work experience at their headquarters, where she was invited to support a bridal photo-shoot for the new collection. This invaluable experience, now a standout item on her CV, has left Michelle eagerly awaiting a decision on a one-year internship placement with Vivienne Westwood.

Aisha’s Transformation

Aisha, a 13-year-old Muslim girl passionate about fashion design, faced resistance from her conservative parents regarding her career choice. The “Diversity by Design” programme offered her a platform to explore her talent and potential in the fashion industry. Aisha excelled in creating a sustainable fashion range, sketching designs, and designing the business logo. Her involvement boosted her self-esteem and confidence, and she eventually gained the support of her family for her future creative education choices. Aisha’s journey from uncertainty to determination exemplifies the transformative power of our programme.

Miranda Harris, the head of Faculty at EGA School, praised the “Diversity by Design” programme for its inclusive nature. She stated, “Despite being a younger student, Aisha’s involvement had a significant impact on her self-esteem and confidence. The programme also supported her family in approving her future creative GCSE and post-16 choices, marking a turning point in their perception of her career aspirations.”

These stories highlight how our culturally-appropriate services foster inclusivity and empower young people from diverse backgrounds to pursue their dreams. By addressing cultural needs, providing relatable role models and opportunities, we ensure that every young person has the opportunity to succeed.

MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER

 

You want your child to be happy…

We define an entrepreneur as “someone who does what they love and makes money from it.”

When your child is older, chances are they will spend the majority of their lives working in some capacity.

Wouldn’t you like them to do what they love?

At Ultra Education we want the same.

It’s the reason we teach entrepreneurship to children and young people. In an ever changing world, being entrepreneurial is an increasingly important life skill.

Happiness is the true measure of success, let’s help your child get there.

Julian ‘The Ultrapreneur’ Hall