Just Like Us
Just Like Us
Just Like Us (JLU) is the LGBT+ charity for young people. We partner with employers to train LGBT+ young people, aged 18-21, to give talks and workshops in schools that champion LGBT+ equality and challenge prejudice.
We also run a national initiative, School Diversity Week, which empowers teachers and pupils to take responsibility for tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying by organising activities that celebrate the value of LGBT+ equality in education.
Our vision: a world where LGBT+ young people live awesome lives.
Our mission: to empower young people to champion LGBT+ equality at school and work
To realise our vision, we run two programmes:
1. Student Ambassador Programme: we partner with employers to train LGBT+ students to give talks and workshops in schools that champion LGBT+ equality and challenge prejudice
2. School Diversity Week: our annual initiative empowers teachers and pupils across the country to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying by organising activities to celebrate the value of LGBT+ equality in education
Our ambassadors have worked with 16,000 school students in the last year, with over 250,000 teachers and pupils celebrating School Diversity Week 2017.
Just Like Us aims to:
- To eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity
- To support and encourage young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) people that they can be confident in who they are
- To advance understanding to combat mistaken stereotypes about what being LGBT+ means
- To advance an appreciation of the importance of all fellow pupils being able to be open about their sexuality and the damaging effects if some pupils have to hide or repress who they are
- To empower students and teachers to support LGBT+ young people in schools so they can realise their potential
Established: July 2015
Registered Charity Number: 1165194
Board members: 4
Full time staff: 2
Phone number: 07885632980
Address: 25 O'Brien House E2 0SEView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website