Economic Experts in Schools

We believe the economy, how it operates, and how it is changing, are areas young people should learn about. Through our multi-award winning economics programme, we’re working with volunteers like you, to support young people to understand this key area of democratic life.

Initially created in partnership with FTI Consulting, this easy-to-implement employee volunteering opportunity provides professionals with the opportunity to volunteer in a local school. Working with groups of young people, volunteers discuss economics and how people’s lives are impacted by a changing economic climate. Looking at topics such as taxation and the Budget, volunteers use specially created resources containing quizzes, case studies and scenarios to engage young people in this topical and relevant subject.

It has a proven impact on the young people and professionals that take part – last year 93% of the young people stated that taking part improved their understanding of basic economic terms and concepts. In addition, 100% of last year’s volunteers recommended taking part to a colleague.

Student’s perspective

“I had a really good time and I learnt a lot. It was amazing to work with professionals and to hear their insights and learn from them.”

Student, 14, Wapping High School 

Volunteer’s perspective

“It’s important that tomorrow’s leaders are engaged earlier on in discussions that most heavily impact their lives. I greatly enjoyed contributing to that knowledge gain and transfer.”

Volunteer, FTI Consulting

Download our Economic Experts in Schools leaflet

This 3-hour volunteering opportunity can be delivered flexibly allowing you to either host students or go into schools. Get in touch with Mathilde Fell, our Partnerships Manager, if you want to find out more!

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