Mō te Kaupapa – About

What is Inspiring the Future?

At an Inspiring the Future event, young people hear from volunteer role models in their communities, learn about different jobs and why people love doing them, as well as their pathway and challenges they faced along the way.

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The benefits

For role models who volunteer to take part, Inspiring the Future is a great way to give back to their community and be seen as a positive role model for our young people.

For schools that hold an event, Inspiring the Future can expand their student’s sense of what’s possible and deliver to the curriculum at the same time.

All the printed and electronic resources needed are provided to run an in-person or online event.

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How do events work?

  • Inspiring the Future events are free to organise and run.
  • Events can be in-person or online.
  • Role models sign up through this website and create a profile.
  • Schools sign up through this website and log in through their Education Sector Logon account, enter the details of their event and send invitations to the role models they've selected.
  • Schools receive a printed resource pack which includes pre and post-activities for the classroom.
  • The events are held with primary to intermediate age children (7-13 years) and 4-8 role models. An in-person event runs for 2-4 hours. An online event runs for about 1 hour.
  • During the event the students try to guess the role model's job and, after they reveal what it is, can ask in-depth questions and discuss the role model's work and experiences with them.

Waitohu mai
Sign up as a role model or a school

Rēhita mai hei Tauira Mahi

Sign up to volunteer as a role model.

Want to host an event at your school?

Whakauru mai ki te Rāngai Mātauranga

Log in through your Education Sector Logon and create an event.

Role models
Ngā Tauira Mahi - Role models
He pai ki a koe tō mahi? Become a role model by sharing your story at an Inspiring the Future event.
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Ngā Kura - Schools
Nau mai, whakatau mai! Host an Inspiring the Future event at your school.
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Te Tuari - Share
Āwhina mai! Help us spread the word about Inspiring the Future.