Would you like to make a positive change to children’s and young people’s futures?

Then please help our charity and donate today.

We have all had our lives shaped by other people – from our family, friends, neighbours, teachers, and all those whose careers and jobs have helped influence us.

But children from disadvantaged backgrounds meet far fewer positive role models from the world of work than those from more advantaged starting points.

And limiting stereotypes about jobs and pathways are formed from a young age, as our two-minute Redraw the Balance video shows:

We believe that every young person in the UK, wherever they live, whatever their parents’ or carers’ circumstances, should have the opportunity to hear first-hand about jobs and the world of work. They should be able to see what is possible both in and beyond their immediate surroundings. They should be excited by their learning, their potential, and they should be able to see the diversity of what is possible in order to make informed decisions about their future.

We need your support to make this happen.

Please donate today and improve the life chances of children and young people.

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Trusts and Foundations and Corporate Supporters

If you are interested in what we do, please contact the CEO, Nick Chambers to see how we can work together:

More on how we work and our impact

We use cutting-edge technology to connect volunteers and schools, enabling us to reach all schools across the country. Our focus is on helping children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who have less access to role models from the world of work.

We don’t charge schools and we don’t ask volunteers for money. We rely on donations, charitable grants, and sponsorship to fund our work.

Our research has shown that giving children the chance to meet and talk to people doing different jobs, in different sectors, and from a wide range of diverse backgrounds can:

  • Broaden young people’s horizons and raise their aspirations
  • Excite children about subjects, increasing motivation, confidence, and attitude to learning
  • Improve academic attainment at GCSE
  • Increase young people’s earning potential
  • Reduce the likelihood of young people becoming NEET
  • Challenge ingrained gender, ethnic and social stereotypes

This ITV news report shows how we are giving children the chance to meet people from beyond their immediate networks:

Key facts

  • We have enabled over 2.5 million interactions between children and young people with volunteers from the world of work
  • Over 80% of secondary schools and 20% of primary schools are signed-up to our Inspiring the Future service
  • 100% of survey respondents would recommend our service to other schools or colleges