INSPIRE 2 IGNITE CIC

ACTIVATING FUTURE TALENT

* Inspiring the hearts and minds of young people at risk of not being in education, employment or training (NEET) *

* Igniting entrepreneurial thinking in 11 – 24 year olds through experiences and events *

FOR BUSINESSES

We bridge the gap between activated talent and our industry partners, through; Alternative Provision experiences, The Organic Referral System and bespoke work experiences.

WORK WITH US

We will bridge the gap between your business and activated talent.
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FOR EDUCATORS

We work with Alternative Provision providers to design life and enterprise experiences, giving them the edge over the mainstream. ​

INSPIRE YOUR STUDENTS

Our team can work with your students from the age of 11 – 18, with an expected outcome that they leave school better prepared than most university graduates.​
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BESPOKE PARTNERSHIPS

Do you align with our mission? We engage a diverse spectrum of funders and collaborators to bring our vision to life.

NEW PARTNERS

The best place to start is a conversation with our team, please get in touch and we'll schedule next steps.
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FOR PARENTS

Is your child feeling lost, unsure of their next steps? Are you concerned about their future and want to provide them with a guiding light? We can help you and your child through the Future Talent Programme.

CHANGE YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE

We'll provide a safe space for your young person to discover their strengths, entrepreneurial spirit, regain their self-belief and learn valuable life skills.
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THANK YOU TO OUR INCREDIBLE PARTNERS

OUR STORY SO FAR...​

As a community interest organisation (CIC), we activated the Inspire 2 Ignite project because there are approximately 800,000 economically inactive 14 – 24 year-olds in the UK.

In a country where we need everyone energised and inspired to want to be the best version of themselves, regardless of circumstances, we all have a responsibility to work extra hard for the next generation.

That’s where we come in. We believe that change is needed in approach, leadership, and systems to connect underserved talent to industry.

...and our vision

Imagine if there was an opportunity for ALL secondary students in Alternative Provision to experience intentional time away from the classroom each week to educate themselves about industry?

Our vision is for young people in Alternative Provision to be equipped for life and have access to the best opportunities in industry.

Inspired to turn this into reality?

The Inspire 2 Ignite Leadership Team

platform BUILT AND SUPPORTED BY

FOR BUSINESSES

We bridge the gap between activated talent and our industry partners, through; Alternative Provision experiences, The Organic Referral System and bespoke work experiences.

WORK WITH US

We will bridge the gap between your business and activated talent.
Find out more

FOR EDUCATORS

We work with Alternative Provision providers to design life and enterprise experiences, giving them the edge over the mainstream. ​

INSPIRE YOUR STUDENTS

Our team can work with your students from the age of 11 – 18, with an expected outcome that they leave school better prepared than most university graduates.​
Download info pack

BESPOKE PARTNERSHIPS

Do you align with our mission? We engage a diverse spectrum of funders and collaborators to bring our vision to life.

NEW PARTNERS

The best place to start is a conversation with our team, please get in touch and we'll schedule next steps.
Contact us

FOR PARENTS

Is your child feeling lost, unsure of their next steps? Are you concerned about their future and want to provide them with a guiding light? We can help you and your child through the Future Talent Programme.

CHANGE YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE

We'll provide a safe space for your young person to discover their strengths, entrepreneurial spirit, regain their self-belief and learn valuable life skills.
Download info pack

Alex Hughes, Founder

Becoming a father at the tender age of 14, Alex was often told he wouldn’t amount to much. This early introduction to responsibility planted the seeds for his deep-rooted commitment to social change and youth empowerment. Under his leadership Inspire 2 Ignite has become a beacon of positive transformation, providing a nurturing environment where young people can learn, innovate, and thrive. Alex’s visionary leadership has not only transformed countless lives but also revitalised community interactions, thereby making a lasting impact on the area’s socio-economic landscape. Through his work, Alex continues to demonstrate that with the right guidance and opportunities, every young person can overcome their challenges and contribute positively to society

Sam Squire, CEO

Formerly aspiring to be a professional footballer, Sam’s career took an unexpected turn when, at 19 years old, he did not receive a contract renewal from Cambridge United. Finding himself NEET after 11 years of dedicating his life to sport, Sam began working with the Cambridge United Community Trust as the Youth Development Officer, where he developed and delivered various programmes to support youth in the most deprived areas of Cambridge. In the last 5 years, he has engaged with 10,000+ young people aged 6-24 in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Milton Keynes. Today, at just 23 years old, Sam uses his personal experience and professional coaching skills to drive significant change and provide strategic direction for our initiatives as our CEO.