Case Study – Kaheylla Lafayette


Kaheylla joined Coram’s fields youth programme towards the end of 2018 when she was 14 years old. A reserved, yet enthusiastic individual, she was on the brink of not progressing onto college. She reengaged with us after the pandemic, joining our Girl’s group as soon as it reopened in December 2021. Through weekly sessions we worked with her, providing a range of support to help her on her journey to becoming a strong, confident young woman.

Currently excelling in her level 3 Childcare apprenticeship 5 days a week, she has not only been able to negotiate her own pay rise but has also set up her own freelance business as a remote hair stylist. Kaheylla taught herself to braid and began by styling friends and family, developing a strong reputation in her community; a reputation which she has built on by using social media to promote her services and process bookings. We have continued to work with Kaheylla, by helping her to manage her busy schedule, as well as supporting her successful application for a grant from Camden Giving.

Currently, she is one of the lead young women in our Girl’s Group, suggesting and running her own sessions and inspiring others. Having already demonstrated her huge potential, we’re sure that Kaheylla will continue her successes in the future and we’re incredibly proud to have been a part of her journey.

Check out Kaheylla’s Instagram to see her work.

Our Girl’s Group runs weekly and accommodates a range of activities reflecting its aim of empowering local girls on their journey to becoming strong, confident women. Click here to find out more about the group and what sessions are currently being run.

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