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“What next..?” Why #socent should be an option for school leavers

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It is both refreshing and inspiring to see and hear about new waves of social entrepreneurs arising in a world that seems rife with unemployment and struggle.

I can remember leaving school, not all that long ago and being faced with the question, what comes next? To be honest, there wasn’t really that much to ponder over. You seemed to be faced with the choice of university or the scary world of work.

Neither of these options really appealed to me and I quite fancied the notion of travelling around as many places as I could in the space of a year. That was until I received a hard hitting reality check from the guidance department at my school. One afternoon my teacher took it upon herself to bombard me with terrifying statistics of student debt, mortgage figures, tax brackets and the rising cost of student accommodation.

My dreams of back packing came crashing down when I realised that I had no funds to go to University, let alone travel around the world.

One thing that strikes me about these classroom discussions when I think back to them was the lack of options. What if you weren’t ready for work, had no idea what career you wanted to pursue, whether you just couldn’t face reading anymore text books or whether there just were no jobs out there?

Where was the mention of social enterprise?!

To hear of new social enterprises run by young entrepreneurs is a breath of fresh air. How we go about guiding young people in their decisions of what to do next is not something to address half-heartedly. The decisions they make when thinking of leaving school can be life changing and social enterprise is just one way that allows them to change the lives of others as well as their own.

Rachel

Reporter: Rachel

Rachel Walker (24) is founder of ARTiculate Productions, a Scottish based theatre company that specialises in reaching out to as many members of society as it can through the use of the creative arts: articulateproductions.co.uk
Actress, Lover of literature (Shakespeare geek) and Owner of Handcrafted with...Love: facebook.com/
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