The Social Enterprise Academy is a social change organisation, we help people to use their personal strengths to build sustainable enterprises and achieve greater social impact. Our work with young people focuses on enabling young people to be active citizens, finding a cause they care deeply about and then getting the chance to create positive change in their communities and beyond.
We provide fully funded, ongoing support to schools and young people so they can set up sustainable, youth-led social enterprises that have a profound impact on the schools, community and the young people themselves. For more information about our Schools programme see our website.
Our exciting new home learning activities give Scotland's young people the opportunity to contribute to their community whilst developing their own skills and improving well-being.
Each week, teachers, parents and carers will receive a task, video, and activity sheet that supports young people to create a social enterprise to respond to issues they care about.
Young people can earn certificates for their hard work, as well as enter our Virtual Dragons' Den for a chance to gain support from a social entrepreneur to develop their idea and win £100 seed funding to get started.
For more info, please visit: https://bit.ly/2WaMM6O
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For your own professional development, we also offer an online Supporting Community Champions CPD to provide you with ideas for exploring social issues with your young people, supporting them to take positive action within their community and develop essential skills for life, learning and work. Follow the link below to find out more about this opportunity.
Online CPD 22 May 2020
The home learning activities, Dragons' Den competition and online CPDs are all fully funded so there is no cost to schools. We are also funded to offer one to one support for individual teachers so please do get in touch with us if there's anything at all we can do to support you and your young people - firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, we can't wait to hear some fantastic community champion ideas and flood social media with more good news stories about young people taking positive action in their communities.