On 7 July, Young Enterprise celebrated the extraordinary achievements of young people with the help of one of the UK’s leading young entrepreneurs, Ben Francis, and esteemed financial journalist Steph McGovern
Young Enterprise is a national charity. We motivate young people to succeed in the changing world of work by equipping them with the work skills, knowledge and confidence they need to succeed.
We believe that the potential of the UK’s young people is unlimited, and an academic education on its own is not enough. We empower young people to discover, develop and celebrate their skills and potential.
In 2018/19, we reached 482,000+ young people across the UK, helping them to develop their business, financial and entrepreneurial capabilities.
Since 1962, we have worked with both the business and education sectors to engage over four million young people. We believe in the power of ‘learning by doing’ and the difference that it has made and continues to make to the lives, futures and ambitions of young people.
We are committed to increasing our engagement in deprived areas. In 2018/19 we worked with 57% of secondary schools in the 30% most deprived areas in England and Wales. This remains a key priority.
Engagement of volunteers from industry and business is a vital ingredient in helping young people develop the confidence and knowledge to start work, and to gain an understanding of the skills and attitudes valued by employers.
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