It is our pleasure to present to you First Class Foundation!
We invite you to learn about the fantastic work we have started in the city to tackle youth violence and build mental health resilience.
We are proud to help to connect young people aged 13-25 to their purpose by introducing them to new opportunities.
We are passionate about challenging the over representation and under representation of BAME young people in key sectors including, mental health, criminal justice and education.
We do this through our pillars which are:
Business and Enterprise
Each Pillar represents the areas where First Class Foundation will have influence and opportunities for the target group i.e. training and support in business and enterprise.
The First Class Foundation Chair of trustees and senior leaders
Mike Royal – Chair of First Class Foundation
Meet Mike Royal
Mike Royal is Chair of First Class Foundation.
He is the Co Chief Executive of Cinnamon Network UK and former National Director and pioneer of Transforming Lives for Good. Bishop Mike has 27 years experience in ordained ministry and is a Forensic Mental Health Chaplain with Birmingham & Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust. He is married to Viviene and lives in Handsworth, Birmingham.
Daniella Genas – Board Member of First Class Foundation
Meet Daniella Genas
Entrepreneur/ Consultant/ Speaker/ Workshop Facilitator
She is a Senior Business Advisor with the Enterprise Europe Network and helps SME’s to transform their businesses. With a MBA and Masters under her belt alongside her entrepreneurship experience and formal training, Daniella has a breadth of knowledge which has proven invaluable to the clients she works with.
Nathan Dennis – Founder and Trustee of First Class Foundation
Meet Nathan Dennis
Leader/ Award Winning Social Entrepreneur, Author and Youth & Community specialist Consultant
Nathan uses his years of experience to connect with young people & local communities and helps many companies effectively engage, connect and build lasting relationships with those deemed traditionally hard to reach. This has led to real impact and produced fantastic results across a wider range of industries, some of which include the Criminal justice system, Health, Education, Arts and Construction.
Sabrina Dennis – CEO of First Class Foundation
Meet Sabrina Dennis
With a passion to support children, young people and families, Sabrina Dennis has over 15 years of experience working within the local community.
A specialist in community engagement, with skills in Project Management, Business Management, Event Planning and Teaching, Sabrina brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and passion to see young people live their lives on purpose. Find out more about her here: sabrinadennis.org
First Class Foundation Organisational Structure
This is our team and find out more about what we do!
We are First Class Foundation and we are passionate about “Building a First Class Nation!”
Our goal is to create an amazing nation of Young people that are fun, dynamic, excited, working together in love, respect and harmony as they live and fulfil their purpose in life.
Young people from every nation & tribe united about making a difference in their area of influence for the benefit of others.
3 things we will work on
• We reduce youth violence
• Improve Mental Health resilience
• Connect Youth to their Purpose
How do we do this?
Through influencing and improving;
2. Business & economics
3. Health & Well-being
First Class Foundation is founded on Values based leadership and principles. Our First Class Foundation projects & programmes serve young people from across the city, helping them to get involved and make a difference around their areas of passion & purpose.
We are First Class Foundation “Building a First Class Nation!”