Inner Spark is already making a real difference to young people in Britain.

Over the last two years we have reached 85,712 school students.

Testimonial

“Jermaine Harris delivered an interactive,
captivating and compelling session. He inspired and challenged the audience to tackle our ‘inner critic’ and mobilise our ‘inner coach’. He takes the audience on a personal journey by reflecting upon his own life in a profound way which results in a lifelong transformation and dream fulfilment through positive action and overcoming obstacles.”

Tutor, Tower Hamlets School

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Since we started running free
workshops in schools in 2021

Making a Difference

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Of students gave their workshop a top rating

“The feedback consensus that I have received so far from pupils is that this was a great way to approach and tackle subjects that are generally really awkward to talk about. One pupil in particular (at the Mental Health workshop) has said to me that it really helped them to realise that they were not alone and opened up a dialogue that may not have occurred otherwise. I am absolutely sure that this will not be the only pupil that has now been set to thinking more about how they feel about these issues. Many thanks to you all.”

Lisa Richardson, Learning Mentor,
The Chantry School

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Said it gave them a more positive outlook about their opportunities and future plans

“Jermaine explained how beliefs work as thoughts in your mind. Training your brain to think positively because if you repeat it enough, you will believe it. He encouraged everyone to follow their dreams, to never let anything bring you down and keep going even if your life’s at an all-time low at work and outside of work. It’s never too late to change your thoughts on yourself. The goal is to be happy. Not just when you reach your goals, but on the journey towards them.”

Student, Daventry School

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Said it increased their confidence and self-belief

“Outward Bound programmes teach resilience: students learn that giving up at the first hurdle is not an option. Teamwork, planning, problem-solving and communication erode the feeling of isolation often experienced in traditional learning”.

Andy Williams, Headteacher,
Great Barr Academy Birmingham

News

Inner Spark launch set for 13 November

The stage is set for the launch of Inner Spark, Hemraj Goyal Foundation’s programme of free life skills and positive mindsets workshops. Inner Spark aims to ignite the potential of one million young people over the next five years. If you’d like to join us at the special launch in London on the evening of Monday 13 November and find out more about you can get involved, please email Stephen Burke, CEO, HGF: stephen.burke@hgf.org.uk

Inner Spark recruits new partners

Inner Spark’s free workshops in schools are delivered by a range of inspirational present- ers along with several partner charities and organisations. We are currently recruiting new organisations such as theatre companies and charities working on cutting edge issues fac- ing school students to join our roster of presenters. We are looking for organisations that can engage large numbers of students on social issues in a lively way. If you are interested, please contact Stephen Burke, CEO, HGF: stephen.burke@hgf.org.uk

New presenters for Inner Spark workshops

Inner Spark’s free life skills and positive mindset workshops in schools are delivered by a range of inspirational presenters, all with a story to tell about how they have transformed their life and the lives of others which resonates with young people. We have just recruited, trained and approved half a dozen new presenters, all featured on this website, to extend our coverage across the country to reach many more schools and students. If you’re interested in becoming one of our presenters, please contact Stephen Burke, CEO, HGF: stephen.burke@hgf.org.uk

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