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  • Inspire the development of quality youth social action opportunities through the sharing of resources on the¬†Action Squad Academy
  • Highlight and celebrate the best examples of practice in the field of social action through our social action conference on 26 Feb 2014
  • Develop a practical guide to supporting young peoples social action in the environmental context by 2016
  • Work with the Step Up to Serve team to ensure that young people and organisations are recognised and celebrated for their contribution, support and development of social action projects through a national social action award ceremony
Through our Action Squad Programme we we were able to complete our pledge through a national best practice sharing event on social action bringing together young people and practitioners. This was followed by the Action Squad Awards, an opportunity to celebrate the social action projects that had an impact on the young people and their communities. 6 projects were chosen to receive an award to help support their project as well as receiving free NCVYS membership.
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 350 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?"