SHAPING OUR YOUTH IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS

PISA data (2024) revealed that youth unemployment remains double the rate of adult unemployment. Around a third of students who leave school are not engaged in work or study.

AA Educates is on a mission to ensure that bright young minds from underserved communities aspire and achieve beyond the school gates.

Through our accredited programme, we collaborate with inspiring professionals and amazing businesses committed to making a positive impact. They help us to bring the working world into the classroom… and the classroom into the working world!

 

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USING OUR 'A.B.C' APPROACH

WE ENCOURAGE THREE POTENIAL PATHWAYS AND DEVELOP EIGHT ESSTENTIAL SKILLS:

Attending a University

for students interested in mastering education and gaining the highest qualifications

Building a Business

for students with an entrepreneurial mindset, dreaming of owning their own company

Creating a Career

for students with a passion or natural talent that they would like to nurture into a career

 

                                             *In partnership with Skills Builder

25%
In 2022, 25% of students reported that they were not satisfied with their lives (OECD 2023)
48%
of teachers added that their schools do not formally discuss future careers with their students
82%
of schools felt that pupils would benefit from upskilling to expand their capabilities

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) predicts the total of unemployed young people will soon be over a million.

98%
of our students reported improved well-being attributing this to having accessible support
76,523
hours of postivite impact
77%
of our young people are confident about motivating themselves, through a shift in mindset

FOR YOUTH... BY YOUTH

Our youth led programme extends over an academic year, dedicated to developing essential skills and career pathways of underserved young people who feel disconnected from traditional methods.

Our work is underpinned by the Skills Builder Universal Framework, designed to impact outcomes beyond attainment. We focus on building eight essential skills: Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork.

Additionally, we foster a productive connection between the academic environment and the working world (which align perfectly). We turn real-world business challenges into skill building projects for our young people to solve;  thereby offering tangible benefits to both young people and businesses.

Our programme was designed & developed in partnership with young people

HOW OUR VALUES HAVE SHAPED INDIVIDUALS:

“I am grateful for the opportunities that I am given and I show appreciation”, expressed GRATITUDE.
“I keep going, even when things get tough or I face a setback”, RESILIENCE recognised.
“I know what I am capable of and I have BELIEF in myself… I am enough”, confirmed CONFIDENCE.
“I am becoming the highest, truest version of myself, filled with abundance”, affirmed AMBITION.
Patern testimonial
PETER GOODYER MBA FRSA
OUR IMPACT
PETER GOODYER MBA FRSA
Headmaster, Bede’s Independent school
“It has been a real privilege to cultivate this partnership and to welcome students to Bede's, to share with them the Bede's ethos and philosophy. Furthermore, having our colleagues volunteer to tutor and mentor has further enhanced the partnership. There is no doubt that there are numerous mutual benefits when schools work together, the diversity of experience is fundamental to our work with AA Educates and the mutual respect between our students is key to that success. It is very encouraging to be a part of this flourishing partnership which has at its heart the development of the students.”
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The Elm Green School student
OUR IMPACT
The Elm Green School student
Year 10
“With the support of AA Educates, I am confident that I can develop my love of art into a career. I was given an amazing opportunity to work with a professional artist, which felt surreal. I experienced my future and it was bright!”
Patern testimonial
THAVENDRA NADARAJAH
OUR IMPACT
THAVENDRA NADARAJAH
Head of Science, The Elm Green School

“Our students hugely benefited from being on the AA Educates programme and accessed real-life experiences. We now have students who would like to pursue careers in STEM, after attending a practical day of STEM, through AA Educates.”

“I believe the programme acts as a support system for schools and parents by bridging the gap between who the students are and who they can become.”

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INVOLVED

Would you like to help us shape careers
and give back to your community?

According to UK Youth research (2023) school embedded youth intervention would save the government £3.2bn a year through improved education, employment outcomes and positive impacts on communities.

Find out how you can be part of our mission.