What we do

Mentorship


SPAC Nation Foundation creates opportunities 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. This is not achieved by a long distance programme but rather through a direct one on one contact with every young person we meet, showing them every alternative opposite to their experiences so far and creating platforms that will help them actualise them.

Quality mentorship, funding for education and offering support to parents and families are all at the core of what we do.

Investing


The SPAC Nation Foundation supports young black people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds by investing in start-up businesses, providing tuition fees, financial funding, raising capital for local communities and mentoring amongst other sustainable support. Over the years we have invested £2 million pounds in 68 viable businesses worldwide, supported ex British veterans and continue to inspire thousands of young people from all walks of life. We have created 15 access points across London where young people receive life changing training build relationships and are categorised and prioritised for financial support.

Mentorship

Jayde edwards

Jayde Edwards was just 15 when she gave birth to her son and at risk of being written off as just another addition to the UK’s high teenage pregnancy statistics. Jayde could have easily been swept along to a life of hardship and mediocrity.

But she was put in contact with SPAC Foundation where she was mentored by Pastor Tobi Adegboyega and other senior leaders who helped her realise her potential. She has a gift in oration and a passion for her local community of Croydon which has inspired her to get more involved in politics on a local level.

She has been involved in the organisation of a number of political engagement events where young people meet their local MP or councillor. All of this is to inspire the next generation and to encourage those to speak up about issues faced in their community. Now she has been selected by her party to represent them in award in the next local election in May 2018.

Kelvin Yfeko

When Kelvin was a teenager he was quite pleased with himself. He was clever, cool and…pretty successful. As a gang leader in one of London’s notorious black gangs, all his friends looked up to him, even wanted to be him. But it didn’t quite go according to plan and when he was tried in 2015, for attempted murder, found not guilty, but nonetheless suddenly locked up in prison on lesser charges, he had 2 years to think about things.

A year after leaving prison, in the summer of 2017, Kelvin was introduced to SPAC Nation Foundation. Here he was taken under the wing of male mentors who had been in similar positions to him and came from similar backgrounds but had now changed their life. Aside from mentorship, the foundational financially invested a substantial amount of money for him to start a chauffeur business, from scratch.

He now drives some of the wealthiest people in the world in brand new state-of-the-art cars. Kelvin now a new man, has a new vision and a new future to look forward to.

Kelvin Yfeko

Investing

Zuriel Recruitment

Samuel Akokhia was first introduced to ganglife as early as 12 years old. By 14, his life of crime intensified when he moved to Croydon. He was involved in criminal activity like stabbings, fraud and much more. This lifestyle led to him being sentenced to just under 4 years in jail in 2009 for two robberies.

Four days after leaving prison, he was introduced to Pastor Tobi Adegboyega who went on to mentor him. He went as far as moving into his home and taught him how to leave the criminal lifestyle and become an independent law-abiding man.

Fast forward to 2015, with the help of SPAC Nation Foundation, he started Zuriel, a highly successful London-based employment agency with the millennial ” disruptive” mission to rehabilitate disadvantaged young people through work. Partners from Aeon, New Look, JD Sports, through government departments like the DoE and Southwark council, to an array of digital marketing companies,  are using his services. Zuriel Recruitment is a platform providing solutions to young people in society through hands on mentorship with remarkable results.

Now we are providing employment for hundreds of young people while the company’s turnover is around £20,000 a month.

T&T Homes

‘We are where we are today due to the ongoing and consistent mentorship and funding we received from The SPAC Nation Foundation.

We are two sisters who grew up seeing the negative effects poverty had in our home and wanted to liberate our parents desperately. When the Founder, Tobi Adegboyega heard our story, he was deeply moved and taught us how to convert our pain and fear into something inspirational. He taught us how to fish as well as giving us fish to get things going.’ – Toyo Kukoyi.

‘At the age of 21, I took on full management of our parents property portfolio worth £2.5m but they were in heavy debt. I taught myself finance and worked full time in Property Asset Management firms dealing with international investors in Hong Kong, Dubai, Washington. Every ounce of experience gained was transferred to my parents portfolio. As the eldest, I was determined to see money work for us. Whilst doing all of this, I was educating my Sister Toyo, who is now 21, and is a business owner whilst studying Interior Architecture.’ – Tolu Balogun

‘The SPAC Nation Foundation has invested over £15k to see the realisation of our first range of Luxury Bespoke Furniture. A unique niche for people in our community. In April 2017, we had a Launch party which featured samples of our furniture with 150 young people present in Soho. The Spacfoundation sponsored the event and invited those prominent in the property industry to attend which gave us so much exposure!

Our first residential project threw us straight into the deep. We were tasked to renovate a burnt 3 bedroom terraced house into a 6 bedroom; to completely design the layouts, furnish the property, source and fully manage the tenants till present day. The Spacfoundation gave us the necessary tools we needed: those to help look over our contracts, the resources to get the project executed on time, the business classes every Wednesday which gave us hope when things got tough! It was never about the investment of funds with no mentoring. At every step of the way, we knew where to turn when we needed the help!’

T&T Homes