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St John Ambulance (SJA)

St John Ambulance (SJA)

St John Ambulance (SJA) is committed to engaging young people in social action and helping them to support their communities.  We will do this by teaching them first aid, by providing them with knowledge, expertise and skills and by providing opportunities for them to put this into practice. We will:

  • Create a strategy by 2016 which encompasses all of our work with young people, embedding social action throughout
  • Be teaching first aid to 2 million young people in England every year by 2020
  • Develop our internal youth programmes further to ensure all of our young people learn first aid and create further social action opportunities within these programmes
  • Create opportunities via our RISE programme for young people to support their local community.
  • Strengthen and develop our peer education programme to ensure it meets the needs of young people
  • Strengthen our youth participation programme to continue to ensure that young people remain at the heart of decision making within SJA
St John Ambulance is in the process of developing their strategy which will aim to ensure that young people can access first aid related social action opportunities. We are currently working on our strategy to train 2 million young people in first aid by 2020 – part of this will involve working on ways to develop a culture of volunteering to provide the wider community with first aid services in order to grow a cohort of young people within St John Ambulance who are engaging in first aid related social action – specifically advocating, teaching and treating to deliver our vision.
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?"