Too many young people lack the confidence, skills and opportunity to share their ideas.
More than 40% of the young people we meet say they don’t have the confidence to speak in front of a group of peers. Our mission is to change this.
Our work changes young people’s lives. Communication skills are vital for young people to achieve their potential at school and in work and for them to have the confidence and ability to influence social change.
We do this by delivering workshops that develop young people’s confidence and their communication skills. We then provide opportunities for young people to share their ideas and perspectives, firstly at school and then to a wider audience.
The self-confidence to share your perspectives also has positive mental health impacts through building a positive self-identity. By talking on subjects that matter to them, each student helps contribute to a better shared understanding of their peers.
Over the last 12 months we delivered training to almost 30 thousand young people and worked directly in over 20% of state secondary schools in England.
The valuable ‘soft skills’ we develop positively contribute to self-confidence and mental well-being, help young people achieve in education, thrive in the workplace and have a greater voice in shaping the communities in which they live.
We’re extremely proud of our partnerships across the country from the West Midlands and Bristol. We have been delivering Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge!, an established programme in London and Essex, for more than 13 years.
This dashboard brings our data to life, allowing us to share the data from our work so you can see the difference we make.
The first slide of the dashboard below displays our theory of change – here you can see the short and long-term outcomes we expect following a “Speak Out” Challenge! workshop.
The second slide summarises feedback received from every student and teacher this academic year (from 1 September). This dashboard visualises data from the Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge! programme.