'Poor careers advice and a lack of exposure to employers is contributing to narrow ideas about employment.' ~ City & Guilds Making Education Work Research
Remember when you were 13? Maybe you were a little bit lost, a little bit awkward?
Imagine if you had the guidance, advice, and inspiration you needed from successful people you could relate to and had fun too.
We believe that Teens need guidance and support now more than ever, and that’s Why we created Rocking Ur Teens, a social enterprise that inspires, increases aspirations and makes social change happen. Getting teens on track for success.
Every teen has unique gifts and untapped potential that we can help to release for the interest of themselves and society.
In the last 12 months, with the support of Thomson Reuters, NatWest and other sponsors, we’ve run two corporate hosted, uniquely engaging teen conferences.
Both sold out within a week and had a waiting list each time.
Over 400 attendees, from all over the UK, Cornwall to Carlisle have attended so far.
See video of our unique conferences here
We want to build on this success, increase awareness and meet the demand of teens globally. We have ambitious plans to expand across Europe and live stream to those who are hard to reach. We are seeking £50,000 and strategic mentorship.
Our aim is to assist connection between corporates and teens, enhance youth opportunities whilst nurturing the talent pool for corporates in the future.
"A superb event that was very well organised. Never have I seen so many girls sit still for so long being totally captivated by what they were hearing. The different speakers and presentations were appealing and inspiring to different girls. It opened so many eyes on what can be achieved.' ~ Looe Community Academy
Every pledge however small matters and will make a difference in the life of a teen boy or girl.
Together, let’s ensure that the next Generation CAN successfully Rock their Teens.
Jenny Garrett Awarded Women’s Coach of the Year 2014, Jenny coaches senior women and entrepreneurs and has found that the source of many women’s challenges of confidence, speaking up and being heard stems from school years. Coming from humble beginnings and being the mother of a pre teen girl, Jenny is acutely aware of how others assumptions and the pressure to conform can adversely impact girls. Author of Rocking Your Role, the how to guide to success for female breadwinners, speaker, and founder of Reflexion Associates leadership consultancy. Jenny mentors women entrepreneurs and executives internationally for the Cherie Blair Foundation.
Geoffrey Williams BRIT School for performing Arts and Technology alum, Geoffrey is an energetic and adaptable D&I specialist, CIPD qualified trainer and published author. Geoffrey started his career in the entertainment industry working with, Singers, Producers, Songwriters and DJ’s globally. With a demonstrable track record of project management and global event planning under his belt he moved into the world of Diversity and Inclusion and with this insight he understands that the future for any organisation is in the diversity of it talent and its support of the communities it operates in. He sees “Rocking Your Teens” as a pipe line to building dynamic leaders.
Sandy Parris Award Winning Founder of Ladies Who Lunch, Sandy is an experienced Event planning and management professional. She is experienced in overall logistics, organisation and hosting of corporate events, product launches, fundraising, social, business and networking events. Specialties: Experienced in hosting and organising events aimed at empowering, motivating and inspiring women