Changing the way young people think
Dare to Dream is an inspirational programme challenging young people to change the way they think. Working with local influencers and businesses, we will be working with schools, youth clubs, colleges and universities to give young people the confidence they need to fulfil their potential.
Using themes of resilience, confidence, belief and determination, our speakers will use their own experiences and extensive knowledge to drive and motivate young people of today.
We have recently recruited Jack the Lad the well-known, former host of the Breakfast show on Heart FM, to lead the programme. He’ll be telling his own story as well as listening and understanding the incredible stories of the next generation and the future work force. Jack will be running conferences, seminars, facilitating classes that will help truly inspire our local young people.
Dare to Dream Values
Resilience, confidence, belief and determination to drive and motivate young people of today.
Jack "the lad" Hayes is a familiar name to many people in Sussex as the former long standing host of the Heart Sussex breakfast show, a position Jack held for over fifteen years making him one of the longest serving same show breakfast presenters in the UK. Over those years Jack’s cheeky chappy character amassed a following and support from the local community, however what many people may not be aware of is the journey he went on before finding his place in radio. Jack was bought up in very poor and tough surroundings in south London, struggled at school and struggled to find his identity and place in the world. Once he had finished school, Jack bounced around jobs which led him to live a somewhat hedonistic lifestyle.
An opportunity then arose where he had two paths he could take, one which could and ultimately did define him and allow him to create a career, or the other which would leave him in his then current situation. He took the opportunity and never looked back. Fifteen years and numerous national awards later, Jack wants to give back to the part of the world that in his words "really took me in" and support local young people to make sure they take the right paths and share the key life lessons which he has picked up along the way. Jack shares stories to build confidence, determination and provide young people with the belief they need in life.
He made me think about how things outside of school can make people look and act the way they do. He explained that we should always be kind to one another.
Student from Orminston Six Villages Academy