About Think Big

What we do

Young people are full of ideas, energy and enthusiasm. But they need the right support to turn their ideas into reality.

That’s where Think Big comes in. We find young people with great ideas and help them get going by giving them the training and funding to make their ideas work.

O2 is the driving force behind Think Big because we believe in the power of young people and their ideas. And as one of the biggest companies in the UK, we can back them. Invest in them. Campaign for them. Give them a platform and a voice.

We want to change the way young people think about themselves and their communities. And in doing so, change the way young people are perceived.

Meet the team behind Think Big

O2 have enlisted the help of some great partners. We all work together to help make Think Big as good as it can be.

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The National Youth Agency (NYA)

NYA manages the Think Big youth Programme in the UK and have been the lead youth organisation of the programme since Think Big was launched in 2010. They work closely with Telefonica in the UK and Telefonica Foundation in Madrid working together to continually develop the programme and showcase the young people in Think Big. NYA are responsible for the delivery of the programme and ensure that young people have a fantastic experience and gain new life, work and digital skills and build confidence. NYA manage partnerships with youth organisations across the UK who support them to deliver the programme to young people across communities and are proud to work in a delivery partnership with Young Rewired State.

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O2 Helpers and Mentors

Many of our people at O2 are passionate about working with young people. They’re our helpers. They offer support and guidance by coaching the Think Big online community via our forum. In the more advanced stages of the program they also offer face-to-face mentoring.

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Young rewired State

Young Rewired State use digital tech to solve real world challenges. We are developing a community of young people who are building apps, websites and algorithms to code a better world. As part of that, we run an annual international event called 'Festival of Code' to introduce young people to like-minded peers to work together on tech challenges. We have come on board with Think Big to help young people use social tech to enhance their projects and in turn maximise their social impact.