Founded in 2004, Inspire! is an Education Business Partnership that supports and opens doors for young people aged 3-24 from Hackney and beyond. We support and inform their aspirations, raise achievement levels and enhance social mobility, giving young people access to a world of choices that may otherwise have remained out of reach. Since its establishment, Inspire! has grown rapidly and now employs 30 staff, with a turnover of £1.2m per annum. Currently working with 42 schools, more than 12,000 young people take part in our programmes every academic year, involving over 750 volunteers from our network of employers. In 2014 we established our independent school, The Inspired Directions School, offering alternative provision for a growing number of learners whose needs cannot be met within mainstream education.