An Action4Youth initiative

The Inspiration Programme broadens the horizons, thinking and experience of young people

The Inspiration Programme is designed to broaden the horizons, thinking and experience of young people, to make them aware of how our society works and help them understand what their place in it is and can be. The one-year Inspiration Programme provides direct experiences and real interactions with motivational individuals and organisations.

The programme is entering its third year in 2019/20. It is being delivered in schools and colleges across Buckinghamshire with students in year groups, from year 10 to year 13.

Every young person not just the privileged, deserves enrichment opportunities outside the classroom. The Inspiration Programme is an exceptional body which gives young people the opportunity to learn more about themselves and society at large. It inspires their development as confident, interested young people ready to face the opportunities and challenges of adult life. I commend it most warmly

Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice Chancellor, University of Buckingham
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Action4Youth Inspiration Programme

The Inspiration Programme

This programme fills gaps in existing provision by creating opportunities for young people, providing unique and unprecedented access to five important elements of our society:

  • Business
  • Police and Criminal Justice
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Arts & Culture
  • Community & Environment – new for 2019/20

A crucial aspect of the programme is that it engages students in real experiences. Around half of the 30 sessions take place outside of the classroom with a range of experienced and valued partners.

Each 6-week pillar starts with an inspirational session. An external guest challenges any preconceptions and encourages students to embrace new ways of thinking. The final session of each pillar supports students to reflect on the enriching experiences of the previous weeks, and to consider the range of associated career opportunities.

The programme supports young people to have greater belief in their own abilities by becoming more skilled problem-solvers, better team-workers and stronger communicators. As a result young people will be more self-motivated and better prepared to transition from education into employment, benefitting both themselves and their potential employers.

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Meet The Inspiration Programme Team

emily davis programmes manager

Emily Davis

Programmes Manager

tracy palmer inspiration programme manager

Tracy Palmer

Inspiration Programme Manager

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