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The first ever Up the Tempo event was held on Saturday 5th February in Central Croydon, South London.

Over 130 young people attended from all over London to get advice from the industry panel and try out DJing, music production and vocal coaching. The event wrapped up with an open mic.

Massive thanks to our panel G FrSH, Jak FrSH, Yasmin, Chantelle Fiddy, DJ Logan Sama, Ashley McDermott and Peigh & Boya of Nu Brand.

Video filmed and edited by Dexter Deveux.

From the whole 4WD team we wish all of our supporters and friends a very happy holiday season!

As we were in the festive mood we thought we’d do a little Christmas performance for you, click HERE to view.

Enjoy! 🙂


Croydon Move 4WD is a youth-led project taking place in Croydon October – December 2010 where young people take charge and find out where the positive opportunities, sources of advice and resources are in Croydon. This info will be shared with other young people using a youth-designed and managed website with short videos and interviews.

So today I had a de-briefing meeting with the wonderful Livity crew (big ups to Mark & Oyin particularly for all their hard work!) who we (The 4WD Foundation) worked with to create and deliver the Google Enterprise Apprenticeships Programme, which is now fondly known as #TeamGEA. Preparations for the next phase of the GEA are already under way, very exciting stuff!

It was an absolute pleasure to work with and support 10 fantastically talented and motivated young entrepreneurs over such an intensive 3 week period.


Can you help Croydon MOVE 4WD?

Are you aged between 16-25?

Are you passionate about your own development and achieving your dreams? Would you like to help empower others to do the same? If you are shouting YES! at the screen then,

The 4WD Foundation needs YOU!

The 4WD Foundation are looking for friendly, motivated and outgoing young people interested in making a very unique impact in Croydon.


I was asked to speak on behalf of The 4WD Foundation with the wonderful Captain Sam Conniff of Livity at this Summer’s Channel 4 Education Conference on “What you really need to know, but never never learn at school“.

Sam and I combined our knowledge and experiences that have come from working with young people who aren’t in education, employment or training (NEET) to present the huge impact that educational irrelevance has on these young people. We also spoke about how unhelpful and isolating acronyms like ‘NEET’ are.

Here are some of the main insights that we shared: (more…)