Broaden horizons and inspire a world of opportunity
Based on research from Aotearoa and overseas, Inspiring the Future has been created to help broaden young people’s horizons, challenge stereotypes and address unconscious biases that can limit their potential.
Support your team and showcase your industry
At an Inspiring the Future event, young people learn about different jobs and why people love doing them, as well as how those people got started in their careers.
Encouraging your team to volunteer is a great way to support their professional development, as well as raise the profile of your business and your industry as a whole.
Inspiring the Future also offers an opportunity to demonstrate that businesses like yours are socially responsible, by engaging with your community and contributing to its ongoing wellbeing.
When your team members sign up they’ll be asked to complete an online profile and a criminal record check form.
Their profiles will be visible to schools on the website after the criminal record check. Teachers can then read their profiles and invite them to participate in Inspiring the Future events.
Signing up does not mean your team members have to participate in events. They can accept or decline as many event invitations as they wish.
Pass it on. Watch it grow
Ask your team to sign up to become Inspiring the Future role models.
No matter what your team members do or the journey they took to get there, their stories can help young people to understand the world of opportunity that awaits them.
Here is a toolkit of articles, emails, videos and more that you can use to help pass the message on.
This short video sets up the problem Inspiring the Future has been created to solve - weaving together words from children and role models to give a sense of how it feels to inspire young people at an in-school event.
You could put this article on your company intranet. Use as it is or change the wording.
Use this text in an email to your colleagues – it includes the link they’ll need to sign up.
Use this text if you’re a membership body or industry association or if you’d like to share Inspiring the Future with other businesses.
Text, images and videos you can mix and match in your social media posts.
Share this video so they can see what happens at an Inspiring the Future event.