About Us Our projects Futures4Students Role Model Week 11th - 15th October 2021 Role models have been shown to be related to the achievements of young people in many career-related outcomes. With studies showing that 1 in 4 children do not have role models, the Founders4Schools Role Model Week is a great opportunity for both schools and businesses to recognise the importance they play in building careers aspirations and to celebrate the impact they have on young people. For schools Inspire your students by encouraging them to come to school dressed as their role model! Whether it be a sporting icon, the headteacher, an NHS nurse, or Grandma, role models are essential in inspiring the next generation. - Primary School students are invited to come to school dressed as their role model and make a £1 contribution to our Futures4Students Fund, in support of our work to ensure young people from all backgrounds reach their potential. - Secondary and Primary School educators can use this week to discuss why role models are important, what makes a good role model, and invite a role model from our platform to speak to students about what their job is and their career journey to date. During the week is Ada Lovelace Day (12th October), an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and aims to encourage more girls into STEM careers. Research has revealed that the number of girls interested in STEM across Europe almost doubles when they have a role model to inspire them, and you can use our platform to find female professionals to achieve this. Use the form below to register and receive your downloadable pack with further information and assets. Share your Role Model Week photos with us on [email protected] or by using #RoleModelWeek on social media. You can donate your funds online here or contact Melanie on [email protected] to donate via bank transfer. Download the poster to share with your colleagues here For businesses Engage your employees to volunteer on our online platform to inspire your future workforce and become role models for young people. Whatever your industry, young people need to hear from your employees to be inspired and educated on the career pathways available to them. Role Model Week is a great time to provide your employees with meaningful volunteering opportunities and encourage them to inspire the next generation. All you need to do is encourage your employees to sign up to our platform during this week to make their expertise and experience accessible to schools to book encounters with them. You can share word of #RoleModelWeek and your organisations commitment to young people to your network too! This is also a great time to commit to Founders4Schools as an organisation and become a Corporate Partner, which provides you with great benefits such as impact data and increased brand profile to your future workforce. For more information or to discuss this further please contact Laurena on [email protected]. Let us know you're getting involved! Fill out my Wufoo form!