Inspiring the Future Ireland is a free and easy way for thousands of young people to connect with people from the working world. At the heart of Inspiring the Future are volunteers talking informally about their job, career and their educational route at informal speed networking sessions in the classroom to broaden the aspirations of young people.
The Inspiring the Future campaign originated in the UK. Developed by the Education and Employers charity it has had great success since its launch in 2012, connecting over 30,000 volunteers with over one million students. It was developed in the UK following extensive consultation with a range of stakeholders; employers, education, government, third sector and intermediaries. Follow the link to the UK website to find out more: http://www.inspiringthefuture.org
Volunteers from Apprentices to CEO’s, Archaeologists to Zoologists pledge just one hour a year to volunteer in a school near where they live or work to talk to young people about their job and career route. The Inspiring the Future Ireland Coordinator matches volunteers with schools and organises specific Inspiring the Future Ireland events and activities.
South Dublin County Partnership, a not-for-profit registered charity, is piloting the Inspiring the Future Ireland project in South County Dublin in 2017. With over 20 years experience South Dublin County Partnership has a wealth of experience delivering projects, initiatives and supports to tackle poverty and social exclusion. South Dublin County Partnership is keen to work with like-minded individuals and companies across Ireland to inspire young people to reach their full potential.