Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading enterprise and financial education charity reaching over 250,000 young people every year.
What we do:
We make the connection between school and the world of work, enabling young people to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed, building on 8 key skills:
Communication, Confidence, Financial Capability, Initiative, Organisation, Problem-solving, Teamwork and Resilience.
Since we were established, over 4 million young people have taken part in Young Enterprise programmes in the UK. One million of these have run businesses for a year on our Company Programme. We take evaluation very seriously and that’s why we measure the impact of everything we do.
Our programmes provide practical ways for young people to get a taste of the world of work and the excitement of running a business.
At Young Enterprise, we recognise the need for educators to have both choice and access to high quality opportunities that create aspirational careers guidance, develop employability skills and deliver inspirational enterprise education.
Engaging local volunteer employees in the classroom is at the heart of Young Enterprise’s approach to teaching and learning. We have access to over 7,000 volunteers from a range of industry sectors who support our programmes.
Through these programmes, students gain a first-hand insight into the career of local employees and learn about the skills which are valued in the workplace.
This academic year we are working with over 25 schools and colleges in North Yorkshire with a focus on engaging with as many students as possible through our Company Programme where students set up and run their own business for a year. We are also delivering over 20 day financial workshops to schools in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey.
We are working with almost 40 students companies for Company Programme throughout the North East (including Tees Valley) and 24 University start ups.
We are specifically focussing on students who are at risk of disengaging and areas of deprivation/disadvantage. We have also recently started a new relationship to support engagement and transitions into higher education, particularly with students who wouldn’t ordinarily chose that path.
In the Humber we are working with multiple schools and colleges on both day programmes and our flagship Company Programme.
If you want to find out more about volunteering or supporting then please get in touch. Please remember to specify which geographical area you would like to volunteer in.