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.
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
Inspiring the Future Ireland is a free and easy way for thousands of schools and volunteers from the world of work to connect. At the heart of Inspiring the Future are volunteers talking informally about their job, career and their educational route at events, speed networking sessions or in the classroom to broaden the aspirations of young people.
The Inspiring the Future Ireland initiative involves Volunteers from Apprentices to CEO’s, Archaeologists to Zoologists pledging 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. Teachers and volunteers are connected by registering their interest on the secure website www.inspiringthefuture.ie. The Inspiring the Future Ireland Coordinator will match the volunteers with the schools and organise specific Inspiring the Future Ireland events and activities.