OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

Give something back: Empower young people to help them learn what they can be in life

Back to School initiative by Future First and The Independent newspaper in the UK. How alumni members can volunteer to go back to their respective schools and give something back.

Photo of Jemma Jackson
0 0

Written by

An initiative for adults to register themselves as alumni of pre-registered schools. The concept is for these adults, who have developed a wealth of experience and certain careers, go back to their schools and mentor young people on the different paths that potentially lie ahead. 

By advising young people at this stage of the variety of careers, and helping them overcome the fear of deciding on something so important so early, they feel more confident in their outlook and decisions.

Similar initiatives can happen with a focus on 'creative' careers. It always helps to have someone to talk to, a real person, who's been there.


Join the conversation: