About us

Removing Barriers

Black and Black British people account for 3% of the U.K’s population; however out of these, 12% are in prisons and 25% are young black males who are unemployed.

Young black adults despite their potential have limited access to the necessary tools and resources they need in order to live up to their capacity and build a better sustainable tomorrow. As a result, most become involved in all manner of vices with the hope for a better tomorrow but rarely does that become a reality. Our vision is to help a rising generation of black leaders actualise their dreams, positively. Statistics show Black and Black British people account for 3% of the U.K’s population; however out of these, 12% are in prisons and 25% are young black males who are unemployed.

I believe the root cause of this is a lack of quality mentorship thus resulting in high crime rates and severe deprivation. Our youth have become easy targets and have subsequently been initiated and introduced to gang culture, radicalisation, drug dealing ,fraud, sexual exploitation and other illegal activities.

The impact of this on the community and wider society is enormous. The effect on parents and families is destructive and prolific because young lives are wasted and destroyed. This is something I see daily as I travel around the UK.

The Purpose of Spac Nation Foundation

“SPAC Nation Foundation was created; to Inspire, Propel and Mobilise a new generation of young leaders”

It is based on this that the SPAC Nation Foundation was created; to Inspire, Propel and Mobilise a new generation of young leaders who play a full and active role in their social, economic and political remits.

With that being said, the model did not start as a foundation; rather we started simply by believing in these young dreamers. I personally saw promising young black men who came from challenging homes, took them in and mentored them without any support or funding from the Government. Not only that, I have continuously invested in their endeavours and now more than ever am committed to lead the plight to raise many young people within the black community.

Those whom I initially mentored are now supporting others through the”lift as we rise” and as such we have been able to invest a further ¬£2 million into 68 viable businesses. We have since seen outstanding results without having received any funding from government organisations or financial institutions. Over the years, I have personally taken in up to 15 young people in my home. These is just a glimpse of the sacrifices that are necessary to create change.

Changing Lives

Many people ask me time and time again “Why?” and I can only respond with what I’ve observed over the years, when given a chance, these young men and women can become agents of change in their communities. I believe that in order to see the change we want in this world, we must invest into changing the lives of young people, one person at a time. Mariam, an ex-offender is a prime example of this. She gave birth to her daughter in prison but now runs Europe’s leading female mentoring initiative and has created several employment opportunities for young people from low socio-economic backgrounds. Her success can be accredited to the support and investment of the SPAC Nation Foundation. Another such example is that of Sam. He was in prison for 3 years and now due to mentorship and investment is providing jobs for young people through his recruitment agency. Subsequently, these positive stories turn the lives of families around, inspire young people within their communities; reduce the rate of crime, government expenditure and policing within boroughs and councils.

It is on this note that I invite you to join me to change the world, one young person at a time. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him and his community for a lifetime”

– Pastor Tobi Adegboyega, Founder