What do you get when you mix one challenge, one rapidly looming anniversary, and 18 rather competitive people? Associate Izzi Rutherford explains…
“Good day, Associates… Have you always suspected you might be the best cohort ever? Do you really know how to party…?”
These were some of the choice phrases piquing the interest of the October 2014 Associates on a rainy Friday in February, as we were given our brief to design a celebration of On Purpose’s 5th anniversary.
Having launched in 2010 with just five participants, On Purpose has grown exponentially. In October, the 11th cohort will join the programme – bringing the total number of UK Associates and Fellows to just over 140. This year has seen the launch of the programme in Paris, and preparations are underway for On Purpose in Berlin to open its doors in early 2016.
Celebrating them all
There are so many impressive statistics we could roll out at this point: nearly 2,000 hours of expert training across London and Paris; 457 volunteer mentors, trainers and coaches; 90 placement hosts – from corporate giants like Marks & Spencers, to charity leaders like Teach First, to smaller start-ups such as Student Funder.
There’s an awful lot to celebrate. How best to do it? Read more →