Shackleton Leader Josh Babarinde Appointed as New Trustee

The Shackleton Foundation, which supports social entrepreneurs in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s mould, has strengthened its Board of Trustees it has announced today (14th March 2018).

Josh Babarinde, Founder of Cracked It, was awarded a grant in July 2016 and is the first Leader to join our Board.  Cracked It has supported 120 young ex-offenders/young people at-risk of offending offering training on a variety of programmes since launching in 2015.  From these 80% of young ex-offender trainees did not reoffend within 6 months of completing Cracked It’s Academy programme.

Commenting on the appointment, Bill Shipton, the Shackleton Foundation’s Chairman said “This is an exciting opportunity for both the Foundation and Josh. I have no doubt Josh will add value and wisdom and I am delighted to welcome him to the Board. Appointing our first Leader Trustee is another important milestone in the development of the Foundation.”

Founded in 2007, the descendants of the original Nimrod expedition, the Shackleton Foundation celebrates the legacy of the great man in a 21st Century context.

The Shackleton Foundation provides a unique solution to the varied problems of today’s disadvantaged youth.  They do this by providing seed-funding to ambitious people who exemplify the spirit of Sir Ernest Shackleton: inspirational leaders with innovative projects that make a positive impact to the lives of young people.