Activators are thought-leaders, innovators, and all-round epic humans with diverse real-life experience who volunteer as “Entrepreneurs in Residence” with Future Anything’s Activate schools.
Future Anything’s Activate program empowers young people to design innovative, sustainable, and scalable solutions to the problems THEY care about. Delivered by educators in their own classrooms, it culminates in a school’s own ‘shark tank’ or showcase, plus a high-profile national competition with young people pitching for funding and support to launch their ideas into the real world.
Activators are matched with an Activate school, supporting teachers and students as a mentor and cheerleader as they work through the term-long program. The Activator’s goal is to help to connect learning in the classroom to life outside the school gates.
You don’t need to be the founder of the latest unicorn (or, indeed, an actual unicorn) to be an Activator. You just need experience of life and work in the real world; a good ear for listening; the ability to ask great questions, pivot and solve problems; and an open mind. In short, you’re an enterprising thinker.