Empowering. Engaging. Educating.

Our Journey

Teen Action is born and grows
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2019
  • 2020

Teen Action is born. 

Mrs Faigy Taub, a mother of 8, fails to find culturally appropriate and affordable support for her eldest school leaver who is at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training).  She approaches Mrs Yocheved Austerlitz, head teacher at a local girls’ further education college, who echoes her sentiments and together they set out on a journey to reform young people services in disadvantaged minority communities.

Teen Action becomes a registered charity.

Teen Action reaches 100 beneficiaries over the last 5 years.

Mrs Goldie Rosenberg joins as a new trustee

Mrs Goldie Rosenberg, a leading expert in the education field with over 2 decades experience, is voted in as trustee, bringing more diverse expertise to the charity.

Teen Action is awarded the London Youth Bronze Quality Mark.

 In May 2015, Teen Action is awarded the London Youth Bronze Quality Mark, a nationally recognized badge of excellence for youth provisions and a programme accredited by City & Guilds.

Teen Action launches our Youth Advisory Group. 

Following our commitment to being a youth-led organization, Teen Actions holds elections for our first Youth Advisory Group (YAG), who govern alongside trustees and support with project development and evaluation, ensuring we are user-led.

Teen Action is awarded the London Youth Silver Quality Mark.

In May 2016, Teen Action is awarded the London Youth Silver Quality Mark, a nationally recognized badge of excellence for youth provisions and a programme accredited by City & Guilds.

Teen Action celebrates a decade in operation. 

Teen Action celebrate a decade of supporting young women, having reached 450 beneficiaries and provided 94 individual programmes during this time.

 Teen Action is awarded the London Youth Gold Quality Mark.

In December 2017, Teen Action is awarded the London Youth Gold Quality Mark, a nationally recognized badge of excellence for youth provisions and a programme accredited by City & Guilds.

Teen Action reaches 1000 beneficiaries.

Teen Action receives the London Faith & Belief Community Awards. 

In November 2020, Teen Action is awarded the London Faith & Belief Awards under the category of ‘Supporting Women’ for our work with young Londoners from minority communities. Watch a recording of the virtual awards ceremony here.

Teen Action reworks provisions to support beneficiaries during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Within 3 weeks of the national lockdown, Teen Action set up a special telephone hotline to support digitally excluded beneficiaries during this time, closely followed by the delivery of home packs and the launch of individual and group mental health support services.

Teen Action welcomes its Director.

Ms Ellie Phirer, long-time Teen Action volunteer, comes on board as Director of our growing charity, supported by a grant from The Tudor Trust.

Your support will write the rest of our story

Our Values

Our values are what define us and set us apart

Inclusion

We believe that ethnicity, background, ability and socio-economic factors should not dictate a young person's future. Our young people will enjoy similar opportunities as their peers in a culturally appropriate and inclusive manner.

Involvement

We encourage our young people to be involved in the running of Teen action. Our Youth Advisory Group, elected annually, charts the growth and direction of our provision alongside trustees.

Independence

We design our programmes to accomplish more than just short term changes. Our holistic support is designed to ensure our young women become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.

Our Management Team

Powerful people working together to create change

Mrs Yocheved Austerlitz

Chairperson
Yocheved Austerlitz is Principal at a local girls’ college and has been in the education sector since 2002.
She is passionate about progression routes and personal development for vulnerable girls and is an inspiring and dedicated leader.

Mr Abraham Fried

Treasurer
Abraham Fried, a diamond dealer by profession, has 20 years’ experience managing local businesses and is meticulous about proper record keeping, processes and accountability.

Mrs Faigy Taub

Founder
Faigy Taub is a mother of 8 and the founder of Teen Action. As a parent of a low-income family from within the community, she is best placed to understand the needs of our beneficiaries.
Apart from being a full-time mom, she is a community activist who volunteers for many local organisations and is co-director of Yachdov, a women’s peer support group.

Mrs Sarah Brand

Trustee
Sarah Bard is a community activist, expert parenting coach, EFT practitioner and popular speaker on matters related to childhood, parenting and emotional health.
She is a big believer in early intervention and is also a trustee at the Sonshine Club, a local charity providing out-of-hours activities for children.

Mrs Goldie Rosenberg

Trustee
Goldie Rosenberg has a wealth of diverse experiences, including teaching English and Science in primary and secondary schools for 12 years, acting as an education consultant, Quality assurance officer, Exams officer and currently the head of courses at a local academy.
She joined Teen Action in 2014, hoping to use her spare time as her family matured to affect change within the community and provide opportunities her girls were not fortunate to receive during their childhood.

Ms Ellie Phirer

– Ellie Phirer, a former beneficiary of Teen Action with 6 years’ experience working and volunteering in the charitable sector, has recently come on board as the Director of the charity, supported by a grant from the Tudor Trust.
A multi-tasker and work driven individual, she can often be seen working nights and weekends to ensure everything is managed to perfection.
At 25 years, she brings lived experience leadership to our young people services and is the epitome of the young woman power we champion.

Youth Advisory Group

5 young women elected annually by beneficiaries to represent them.
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Noted increased wellbeing

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Transitioned to employment

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Gained new skills

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Bank Details

Name of Bank: Natwest
Account Name: Teen Action
Account No: 37549758
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