About Us

Introducing our extended family . . .

We bring together local businesses, schools, charities and volunteers to provide a practical learning experience which enables young people to develop the skills they need to succeed in work and life. In return, young people invest their time in developing projects which give back to the community.

Envision exists to build confidence and develop employability skills in young people. We do this through structured cross-school active citizenship programmes, using social action as a vehicle to get young people engaged in issues that affect their local communities.

In the UK today, socio-economic background continues to be the strongest factor in a young person’s academic achievements and future career prospects. 

Young people from low-income backgrounds generally have fewer opportunities than their more privileged peers to develop their social confidence, self-efficacy, and essential skills that are characteristic of successful adults.

Envision works in partnership with non-selective state schools in Birmingham, Bristol, and London, harnessing resources in the wider community, to deliver programmes proven to develop character, confidence, and employability.


Envision gives young people the tools they need to make the changes they want to see in their communities. - David Cameron, Big Society Awards 2013

For further information about our programmes or on how to get involved please contact vision@envision.org,uk.

We have identified three core themes which together provide the essence of who we are and what we stand for. They underpin everything we do:

Learning by doing. . . good 

We enable young people to develop their employability skills by empowering them to tackle real-life social problems. To be the best at doing this we will focus on continuing to build our expertise in

  • Designing and facilitating engaging, developmental group-based activity, both face to face and virtually

  • Designing and facilitating social action challenges which require young people to develop, and crucially demonstrate, their personal qualities and skills. 

Character matters 

We are experts in character education – enabling young people to develop the confidence and skills they need for employment and to contribute to wider society. To be the best at doing this we will focus on continuing to build our expertise in

  • Designing and delivering activities which develop confidence and skills
  • Quantifiably measuring and evidencing improvement in confidence and soft skills. 

Working together for the common good 

We bring together companies, charities and schools to support local young people to tackle problems which affect their immediate community. To be the best at doing this we will focus on continuing to build our expertise in:

  • Developing mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Designing and facilitating business engagement that is meaningful for volunteers and young people.