At F4S, we harness the power of AI and the private sector to support teachers, students, small businesses, and charities. Through our skilled volunteering programs, we enable partners’ employees to mentor and support others in a manageable and flexible manner. Thousands of volunteers from companies of all sizes across the UK and the world participate, engaging with beneficiaries through one-on-one or small group interactions, sharing their knowledge, expertise, and passion. They make a positive impact in their communities, gain valuable skills, and find inspiration from the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners. Real-time tracking of their impact and feedback from mentees further enhance their experience.

Since our foundation 11 years ago, Founders4Schools (F4S) has made significant strides, facilitating millions of encounters that have benefitted more than 600,000 individuals who work at a small business, teach at a school or study full-time. In today’s world, delivering social impact has become increasingly vital for corporations. Investors value it, employees demand it, and customers seek businesses that prioritise social good. 

We are grateful for the contributions of our volunteers, experts, and their invaluable time, knowledge, and career insights. A special thanks go to our individual donors and corporate partners, whose generous donations and grants enable us to sustain our dedicated team of staff and contractors. Additionally, I express deep gratitude for the unwavering support and guidance provided by F4S Trustees, Advisors, and colleagues. In these challenging times, I appreciate the resilience of my colleagues and the steadfast support of our partners, teachers, and businesses. We remain united and encouraged by the impact of our work in bridging the global skills gap and are committed to advancing this mission further.

Sherry Coutu CBE


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Help us today to ensure we can continue to inspire and engage young people as they enter into an incredibly challenging job market.

"Using F4S helps our students to relate to the working world and brings their subjects to life. It also helps them to realise the skills that are needed for the working world."

- Teacher at Kingsthorpe College

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