Empowering Our Future Leaders

We inspire and support young people in Bristol to pursue their ambitions through skills training, professional mentoring, events & recruitment support services. 

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What We Do

We believe every young person has what it takes to pursue and realise their employment or enterprise ambitions. We help prepare and connect you with the Bristol businesses, education providers and people who can help make it happen. Here’s how:

Get Confident

Support Programme

Culturally appropriate one-to-one support and group training to build confidence and self-belief. Learn More

Get Ready

Become a Youth Ambassador

Access to mentors, short courses and enterprising experiences to build networks and skills. Learn More

Get Started

Placement Programme

Recruitment support to find work experience, employment and education opportunities. Learn More

Babbasa In Action

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Our Impact

Since 2013, we’ve helped over 2,200 young people become more confident or move into work, education, or business – with around 300 joining our programmes each year.


per annum

“I’ve learnt many key skills and things you don’t learn in school, which are essential in life. I just completed my A-levels and am going to study Economics and Management at Cardiff University. I can’t wait.”

– Zainab

  • feel more capable and confident about their career – 91%
  • move into volunteering or work placements – 43%
  • move into paid work – 21%
  • go into further education – 15%
  • start their own enterprise – 7%

What’s On

Find out about exciting upcoming event and workshops.

Okori Lewis-McCalla Wins 2020 Ben Martin Apprentice Award

Okori Lewis-McCalla Wins 2020 Ben Martin Apprentice Award

Multi-talented creative and tech designer, Okori Lewis-McCalla is the winner of the 2020 Ben Martin Apprentice Award. Babbasa, in partnership with Bristol Media and ADLIB Recruitment, presents the award with the aim of improving equal access to opportunity in the...

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Our Bristol. Our World. Our Manifesto.

Our Bristol. Our World. Our Manifesto.

In the work that we do with young people, we want to make sure that our organisation leaves a lasting legacy on Bristol. Young people are too often experiencing unequal treatment because of their backgrounds. The voices of those young people need to be heard and...

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50 Upper York Street, Bristol, BS2 8QR