What does this organisation do?
InspiredBUY is a social innovation organisation that drives positive change in our community by giving young people opportunities to shine!
Our mission is to impact the lives of 1000+ young people as we tackle the complex social problem of youth unemployment.
We will do this by providing entrepreneurship training to young people, creatively co-designing social enterprises together that are investable and provide job creation.
This approach has seen us provide creative entrepreneurship programs to 35 young people since 2016, co-design a coffee brand (KIK coffee) and provide employment opportunities through job creation to 29 young people.
Our strategy in 2017 is to expand our entrepreneurship training within an academy-style program, and up-scale the KIK COFFEE brand to 5 stores by 2018. The KIK Academy will offer internship programs to eligible young people who will then have access to employment pathways within the KIK coffee brand, which aims to create jobs for up to 70 young people by the end of 2018.
The KIK Academy will focus on creativity, engagement and connection while offering practical hands-on work experience within cafe and retail environments. Entrepreneurial learning and co-design opportunities are at the heart of what we do! The academy model will deliver formal and in-formal BRAND awareness messages that are about valuing young people, their contribution and how our brand identity is developed through the young people we engage.
WE aim to inspire young minds and hearts as we work towards building our future workforce.
With 5 KIK Coffee stores running successfully, we can be financially self-sustainable, able to change the lives of more young people without dependence on government grants.
Young people disengaged from education and work
We all want the best for our children and young people but the evidence suggests that if young people are not engaged with work or education their future wellbeing is in jeopardy. They are more likely to experience social and economic disadvantage, poorer physical and mental health and be at risk of social exclusion in the short and longer term.
Low income families and the long term unemployed
Employment is a significant factor in our wellbeing. Employment provides financial independence, improves our physical and mental health, expands our social networks and builds our skills.
On the flip side, long term unemployment or underemployment negatively impacts our wellbeing. It contributes to poor mental and physical health, social isolation and poverty. And it can negatively impact the wellbeing of our children.