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

Hi, I’m Alex 👋, a true believer in entrepreneurship being the ultimate form of creativity. I’m a self-confessed project ‘firestarter’, problem-solver, side-hustler and highly motivated agent for change.

Becoming a father at the age of 14 was the catalyst behind my commitment to removing the barriers for young people. This has led me to build and manage several businesses, all focusing on the power that clusters of entrepreneurs can play in economic and social development.

Inspire 2 Ignite is my way of giving young people, who – like myself – may have found themselves in unusual or challenging situations, the chance to be their very best selves, taking back control of their lives, and creating a future of endless possibilities.

I’m always available to people who feel I can enable them in some way, so if that’s you, I’d love to connect.

Hey 👋 I’m Sam Squire, the Ignition Coach at Inspire 2 Ignite.

I ask the Curious Entrepreneurs on our Ignite Programme powerful questions to help broaden their self-awareness and build their self-belief, so they can become the best humans they can be.

I spent 11 years in the sphere of professional football before being offered a bursary at the University of Cambridge where I became a Certified Life Coach. Learning this new skill led me towards helping over 1000+ disadvantaged young people in Cambridge.

Aged 19, I was told I wouldn’t be offered another professional contract. I was lost, confused, and didn’t know which road to go down. My dreams were shattered.

This is the reason why I’m so passionate about helping young people achieve theirs.

After months engaging with his social media, I met Alex in a local coffee shop. It was then I took a leap of faith and told him I needed help.

And now here we are.