A unique collaboration of sport, arts and cultural activity supporting the development of essential life skills of young people. #ThisIsDerby is part of the Derby Opportunity Area commitment to closing Derby’s social mobility gap. 

QUAD is proud to be a #ThisIsDerby partner, providing activities and opportunities for all young people who live in Derby. Find out more at www.thisisderby.org - a website by young people, for young people.

#ThisIsDerby is a key project tackling the social mobility issue, led by Derby County Community Trust, Derby’s Cultural Education Partnership and Derby Sport Forum. We are empowering young people to improve essential life skills such as resilience, emotional well-being and employability. The project supports the work of the Derby Opportunity Area, which aims to increase the number of children achieving a good level of development, improved attainment in schools and benefiting from a broad range of experiences.

QUAD’s Education Team coordinate the Digital Hub for #ThisIsDerby, providing creative workshops to upskill young people with a variety of digital skills, and also supporting the #ThisIsDerby Web Team to learn about and develop www.thisisderby.org. Find out more about the Web Team at https://thisisderby.org/the-website/

Vision & Aims
The vision is to use the power of sport, arts and cultural activities to improve the essential life skills of young people in Derby. We believe that this will enable the city to overcome one of the most serious challenges of our time. We would hope to see a city where young people are thriving regardless of their circumstances.

Why it matters
In Derby there are thousands of young people who are born with the odds stacked against them through no fault of their own. They are less likely to achieve in school, they are more likely to become unemployed, become involved in crime and have lower life expectancy than their more affluent peers.

Our Partners
Our partnership is led by Derby County Community Trust, Derby Cultural Education Partnership and Derby Sport Forum. Derby County Community Trust use the power of Derby County FC to improve people's lives, Derby's Cultural Education Partnership provides high quality artistic, cultural and educational experiences, and Derby Sport Forum is a collective of community based sports clubs and groups in Derby.