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Email: 01273 651100

Christina Edscer – Events Manager – – 01273 651101

Lisa Pratt – Operations and Events Executive – 01273 651103

Be the Change aims to support young people on their journey and open their eyes to the world of work and the possibilities it can bring. The programme encompasses a series of powerful events throughout the school year, starting with an inspirational launch conference. It will be an interactive and engaging experience which will shed light on the importance of individual qualities as well as qualifications. Be the Change will demonstrate to young people that they are bright and talented and, with support from positive role models, they can have successful futures. 

Be the Change helps young people to identify their barriers to success, understand what positive changes they need to make in order to realise their aspirations and learn about the qualities required to be successful in business, the workplace and in life. Supported by the Be the Change team, Business Guides will provide support to the young people throughout the Be the Change journey, acting as positive role models, and helping to inspire the students with their ideas and encouragement.

Order of events and activities during the programme


The Opportunity


Everything you need to know

Be the Change is aimed at students who for one reason or another may:

  • be disengaged at school
  • lack confidence in their own abilities
  • struggle academically

Perhaps those that have difficulty engaging in class, those who might have low self-esteem or those that struggle with academic life, but who have real potential once engaged in an activity that gets their attention.

IThe students have been chosen because they have huge potential to be successful in their career and by getting them to take part in this programme is a real bonus.

  • Launch Conference
  • In school 1:1 Session
  • Stepping Up Conference
  • In school 1:1 Session
  • Workplace Visit
  • Awards Celebration Conference


Careers Sites has a series of useful localised careers site build for young people, by young people. They are also a valuable careers teaching resource.

Please take a look at the following careers sites:


Useful Resource

Click here to view/download some useful Be the Change supporting documents

For Coastal West Sussex:

For Gatwick/Crawley:
Take Off

For East Surrey:
World of Work

 Watch Be the Change in action

Safeguarding PolicyPublic Liability InsuranceBe the Change Team DBS Certification


Privacy at Be the Change events - We are all responsible for ensuring that everyone’s personal data is kept secure and confidential. Please take extra care that no information is taken away from any event at any time.

Data protection and Be the Change

As the organisation that delivers the Be the Change programme, takes the privacy of everyone involved extremely seriously.  From the programme Sponsor organisations and their Business Guides to the students and their teachers, from LLJ staff to the event suppliers, we have gone to great lengths to ensure the integrity and safety of the data we handle. To read more about this, please see the documents below:

Please note there is a school permission template letter to send which will be sent to you and a school data agreement for schools to sign.