Founders4Schools is honored to have been named as Charity of the Year at the Investor Allstars Awards 2016.
The charity was co-created by teachers, parents and the business leaders to solve the problem of youth employability.
The problem was articulated in The Economist, 23 Jan 2016 “1 Billion young people will start work in the next decade – only 40% in jobs that now exist”.
F4S is delighted to have been recognised by the investment community for our mission is to improve the life chances of students by giving them access to inspiring business leaders in their own community who help them discover the skills and pathways that will be relevant when they leave education. This is especially crucial for children in homes where parents and guardians do not have work.
Our nationwide service is free to schools and helps teachers to connect with 14,000 leaders of successful, growing businesses to invite them to visit their schools and inspire their students.
F4S is proud to have facilitated over 100,000 student-employer encounters which 94% of students said were inspiring to the point they would want another similar opportunity.
With the kind support of donors it our aim to reach 1 million young people in the next year.
Foundeer4Schools Executive Chair, Sherry Coutu CBE, spoke at the Awards ceremony about the importance of extending insight about the world of work to all young people. Read her slides.