Passing the mic after 6 years of Founder / CEO

Today I’m writing to announce my plans to leave The Kids Network after more than six years of serving as our Founder and CEO.

This decision has not been one that I have made lightly. Establishing this organisation has been beyond the wildest dreams of little me aged eight years old (who wanted to be a popstar), or even me at 26 (still figuring out life), when I first embarked on this journey.

From a small pilot project in 2017, to now a trauma-informed, child-led programme operating across eight London boroughs, reaching hundreds of children each year, we are only going from strength to strength to ensure every child gets to live the life the deserve.

The Kids Network is now in the perfect place for someone else to take the reins for an exciting new chapter and phase in our growth.

We’re now looking for our new CEO to lead The Kids Network. More details and how to apply can be found here, with my departure not until Spring time 2024.

Although it’s not goodbye yet, I would like to thank all those connections, big and small who have made The Kids Network, and my journey possible.

It has been a privilege of a lifetime to work alongside and learn from so many of my colleagues, now friends.

I am forever grateful for the encouragement, endorsement and challenge from our long-term supporters and volunteer mentors – especially those who took a chance on us in the early days.

Most of all it has been an honour to have been granted the trust of children who are the best reason to get out of bed in the morning and the motivation for my relentless commitment and ambition for positive change.

As someone who shares so many of the lived experiences of our children, this work has been deeply healing and transformative. The moments spent in community with The Kids Network will be the most treasured and special of my life.

Over the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my reflections, learning and musings on The Kids Network, issues facing children today and hopes for the future. 

Until then, thank you.

With love and gratitude,

Sarah x

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