[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” content_placement=”middle” background_parallax=”” uniqid=”5cebbe300a8a6″ el_class=”banerforhome” css=”.vc_custom_1583532060047{background-image: url(https://speakersforschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/homepage-gradient-scaled.jpg?id=17671) !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle” uniqid=”5e42c491eaaf8″][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”25692″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Support Speakers for Schools” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”uppercase”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][pt_wave position=”bottom” uniqid=”5e471d8abc1d3″ background_color=”#fcfcfc”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” uniqid=”5e4070b9ff01e” css=”.vc_custom_1582067897679{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_row_inner content_placement=”top” el_class=”container” uniqid=”5e43994f84298″][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”HELP YOUNG PEOPLE LIKE JOYCE TO GET THE OPPORTUNITIES THEY NEED” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23000232″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_separator color=”custom” align=”align_left” border_width=”7″ el_width=”10″ accent_color=”#030233″][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/588406941/84de1e0900″ align=”center”][vc_column_text]Meet Joyce. Joyce is from Merton in London. Like millions of other young people in the UK, she struggled to access opportunities to experience the world of work during the pandemic.

Fortunately, Joyce was able to secure a virtual work experience placements with Caxton Associates and the Bank of England through Speakers for Schools that allowed her to start building her skills and boosting her confidence and her CV for the future. She now plans to work in finance and feels much better informed about how to make this happen.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”24762″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Everything physically I could do just went, gone, vanished… And I didn’t want my CV to be empty – that’s the worst thing – so I was distraught… Since [doing virtual work experience], I’ve learnt so much. I think it’s so important for everyone to get work experience because you need some sort of foundation as to how to build your skills

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Joyce, 16, from Merton 

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Your donation can help us to level the playing field and give someone like Joyce the opportunities they need and deserve.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”MAKE A DONATION TODAY” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23000232″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_separator color=”custom” align=”align_left” border_width=”7″ el_width=”10″ accent_color=”#030233″][vc_column_text]To help change a young people’s perspective and improve their life outcomes, donate today. [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Donate Today” shape=”round” color=”green” size=”lg” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fdonate.kindlink.com%2FSpeakers-for-Schools%2F3253|target:_blank”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”EVERY GIFT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23000232″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_separator color=”custom” align=”align_left” border_width=”7″ el_width=”10″ accent_color=”#030233″][vc_column_text]By donating to Speakers for Schools, you will be supporting the social mobility of the next generation of young people across the UK.  

£10 could fund one week of Virtual Work Experience, boosting the confidence of a young person from a disadvantaged background and helping them extend their network and choose a future career path. 

£30 could fund a speaker from a FTSE 100 company to deliver an inspirational talk to a group of 30 young people in an opportunity area of the UK. 

£150 could fund an Insight Day for a class of 30 young people to learn about the career opportunities in a sector that is entirely new to them. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”GET IN TOUCH” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23000232″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_separator color=”custom” align=”align_left” border_width=”7″ el_width=”10″ accent_color=”#030233″][vc_column_text]To find out how you can make a positive difference to young people’s futures today, please contact the fundraising team.   [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Email: fundraising@speakersforschools.org [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_single_image image=”25693″ img_size=”medium” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://www.speakersforschools.org/donate/”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]