Help Joshua focus on his Year Out!

We all know that gap years are a luxury for people who are able to afford to take a year out from studying or work for personal development. For those living in the city, and from households without the means to fund a whole year, gap years are something that is not possible without working and often worrying about finances. I really want to support someone who has decided to take a gap year to grow in a spiritual, personal, and professional capacity. 

Joshua is 19 and from Hoxton, London. He is from a single-parent household and whilst Joshua's mum is able to help support him in part, Joshua is also looking for a job, so he can work throughout the year. I would love for Joshua to not have to work too many hours and we believe it takes a community to raise the next generation, so would love for us to do our bit where possible. 

Joshua is taking a year out in Brighton, to spend some time serving in the local community. LDY is a Leadership Development Year where Joshua will be taught theology, grow as a leader, and serve as part of a ministry. 

I have been thinking about what I can do in regards to the Black Lives Matter movement, and I am trying to find ways we can elevate and celebrate black boys from London. So I am reaching out to my community to ask if we can help fund some of Joshua's gap year. He will need to cover the following; 

Rent and Living Costs (household bills, food, and travel) 

His rent is £300 a month for 11 months which is our £3,300 goal! Any more that is raised will be put towards his household bills and food. 

I cannot wait to see how much Joshua grows this year and I would love for him to focus on growing, and not spending his time worrying about money. 

Please donate where possible and share so that Joshua can have an amazing year free of financial worry. Thank you.


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