About us


The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) was founded in 1997 by Michael Young who believed that "Everybody has the capacity to be remarkable". Since then we have been supporting individuals who are starting & growing social enterprises and community organisations via our unique action-learning courses.

We know that social entrepreneurs favour action over theory so our courses are dynamic, interactive and packed full of inspirational sessions that lift the lid on the key challenges faced when starting and leading a social enterprise. 

From humble beginnings in East London our network of franchise schools now supports hundreds of social entrepreneurs a year across the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia.

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Our courses examine all aspect of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

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