Our mission

Our mission

Our mission

We’re on a mission to empower young people to overcome social injustice and succeed.

We exist to

EMPOWER
YOUNG
PEOPLE

EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE

Mission 44 was founded by Sir Lewis Hamilton, whose first-hand experience of an education system that worked against him, and whose success as the only person of colour in his field, have left him determined to build a fairer, more inclusive future for young people around the world.

Our name is a reference to Lewis’s racing car number and a reminder that it’s possible to succeed no matter what your background.

We want to

BUILD A
FAIRER FUTURE

We believe a fairer, more inclusive future is possible, and it begins with these three priorities:

EDUCATION
EDUCATION
Build an inclusive education system in which every young person is supported to succeed.
EMPLOYMENT
EMPLOYMENT
Create opportunities for young people to pursue great careers in STEM and motorsport.
EMPOWERMENT
EMPOWERMENT
Empower young people to take action and shape the world they live in.
Our partners

DISRUPT THE STATUS QUO

Change on a global scale requires collective action. So we’re backing innovators and system-changers across education, employment and empowerment. With an established network of partners in the UK, we’re now extending our reach to the US and Brazil.

Our people

CHAMPION DIVERSITY

With a diverse board, team, and Youth Advisory Board, Mission 44 is a passionate set of individuals from different backgrounds who bring the breadth of thought needed to drive radical and sustainable change. Everything we do is guided by these values:

We are brave
We are brave

With an ambitious sense of possibility, we focus on where we can drive systemic change.

We are collaborative
We are collaborative

We build partnerships and coalitions to solve problems and make change happen.

We act with integrity
We are curious

We are evidence-led and continuously learning how best to grow our impact.

We act with integrity
We act with integrity

We are honest and transparent, and build trust-based relationships.            

We are inclusive
We are inclusive

We put equity at the heart of everything and amplify the voices of the underrepresented.