Schools and Colleges

What we can do for you . . .

We work with schools which serve young people from areas of high deprivation. in 2019-20 86% of participants were from ethnic minority backgrounds and/or eligible for free school meals or pupil premium. These young people often face greater barriers around health and crime. Some have had gang affiliations and have complex additional support needs. Many do not feel empowered to shape their own futures and feel their future has been predetermined by their family, community or financial situation. Often, they believe opportunities are ‘not for people like me’.

Schools help us to identify the young people who are most at need of developing confidence and soft skills, and are lacking positive opportunities to do this in a way which will impress employers in the future. These young people show tenacity and drive but are not always supported to put it to best use.


  • We support schools to provide ‘meaningful non-qualification activities’ (Ofsted Guidance, Nov 2019), ‘encounters with employers and employees’ and ‘experiences of workplaces’ (Gatsby Benchmarks 5 & 6) by partnering with local businesses.

  • We work with Skills Builder Partnership and the Careers and Enterprise Company to offer a rigorous skills framework designed to highlight ‘the value of volunteering and service to others’ (Character Education Guidance, DfE).

If you would like to discuss working with us, please contact our Head of Programmes and Impact, Jo Clark, on