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Beanstalk recruits and trains volunteers to work one-to-one with children who have fallen behind in their reading. Their programme, Reading Leaders, trains older students to read with younger students within the same educational setting. This is an excellent example of youth social action as the older students are supporting the younger students to improve on existing, vital skills. It is also an excellent opportunity for the older students to showcase their initiative and leadership skills. Reading Leaders is a great addition to qualifications or awards, such as the Duke of Edinburgh.  In 2018/19, Beanstalk aims to help 7000 young students improve their reading skills through this programme.

We’ve just pledged to the #iwill campaign in November 2016, watch this space for our updates on how we do!


Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 600 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”