Speakers for Schools is a dynamic, swift-moving and fast-growing organisation, on a mission to rapidly grow its impact to support one million young people annually by 2023. It aims to level-up the playing field, making sure that all young people can access inspirational opportunities and work experiences to fuel their ambition, keeping its services for its schools and students entirely free of charge. Each year, 1,500 senior leaders, celebrities and industry experts deliver a difference by sharing their story with students in schools and colleges in every corner of the UK. It connects employers such as Disney, the Bank of England, Spotify, PwC and hundreds of others to communities to provide access to the top opportunities all across the UK.
Furthermore, Speakers for Schools delivers other ground-breaking programmes such as ‘Youth Card’, ‘National Teen Book Club’, its’ ‘Progression’ programme, as well as the recently acquired and highly respected ‘vInspired’ youth volunteering programme. It is currently on a great journey of inspiring a generation to reach higher, broaden horizons and get equal access to the top.
With its mission to transform lives by raising the aspirations of millions of young people every year and to support one million young people annually by 2023, Speakers for Schools is on the road to achieving this. With its team having grown tenfold since 2020, the organisation has also overseen significant growth in its network of eminent speakers, expanding its employer network from 70 to 800 leading employers, and increasing the number of work experience places offered during the same period by 3800%.