Kirkland & Ellis and Power2

We are proud to contribute our professional skills to support Impetus in its mission of improving education and employment opportunities for young people. Helping charities to succeed has been deeply gratifying.

- Harkiran Hothi, Kirkland & Ellis

Pro bono supporter: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Charity partner: Power2
Project type: Legal contracts for franchisees

Why the project was needed
Power2 runs a programme called Teens and Toddlers which works with disengaged students who are supported to mentor toddlers in a local nursery. Disengaged students like Mark. By acting as a role model to their toddler, the teenagers improve their behaviour and are encouraged to progress into further education.

Power2 wanted to explore opportunities to franchise Teens and Toddlers to organisations such as local authorities who wanted to run the programme using their own internal resources. By franchising, programme roll out is more cost effective for Power2, who will be able to expand the delivery of their programme nationally and impact the lives of many more young people.

For this, Power2 needed a legal contract ready to formalise the franchise relationship with other delivery organisations, and they asked Impetus to find a pro bono supporter willing to help.

What the project involved
Kirkland & Ellis is an international law firm and a long-standing supporter of Impetus, providing over £800,000 worth of pro bono support to over fifty projects since 2014.

For this project, Kirkland & Ellis worked to ensure Power2 had the correct documentation to facilitate the expansion of this new model. They also provided the legal framework to maintain the high standard of the Teens and Toddlers programme and protect its intellectual property. The new contracts needed to guarantee franchisees provided impact data, ensuring the impact of the programme on young people is still rigorously tracked and constantly improved across new areas.

Impact of the project
Using the documentation provided by Kirkland & Ellis, Power2 reached an agreement with a local authority to deliver a franchise model of Teens and Toddlers in the period 2018-19. The success of this initial project will inform future roll out of the franchised programme. Once they have their findings , Power2 are aiming to bring in two new franchisees a year, which equates to 80 more young people reached on a financially sustainable basis.

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