Hi, I’m Jenny, the Engagement Manager and a Director at Babbasa. My journey with Babbasa started as a volunteer in 2011 and since then I have watched the organisation grow from strength to strength and continue to be bold in its ambitions.

For the past 20 years, I have worked and volunteered in the charity sector with the drive of reducing inequality, creating opportunities, and empowering others to realise their unique talents.

I have a background in Health Psychology and I am a qualified Naturopathic Nutritionist. I believe that good nutrition is crucial for good health, particularly mental health. My role at Babbasa involves working with an amazing team to ensure the smooth running of all of our Youth Empowerment Programmes and Projects. I also work with our community and education partners to ensure that we support as many young people in inner-city Bristol as possible.

Working at Babbasa is so rewarding and gives me great joy to see the journey and progression of the young people we work with. My advice to young people would be to follow your passion, and not to worry about how long it takes you to get there or compare yourself to what others are doing. Just be you!

We believe Bristol’s most marginalised deserve access to support at their own pace; have their voices heard; and have access to real work opportunities.

Do you believe that too? Then get in touch!