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Medway Youth Trust

Medway Youth Trust

  • A working group will be developed alongside the Medway Youth Trust (MYT) Youth Forum to ensure that young people take an active lead in identifying and encouraging potential social action opportunities.
  • New Social Action Pioneer roles will be created that provide an opportunity for young people to bring about change in the communities that they work and live in through championing the double benefit of social action. These roles will also create mechanisms to ensure critical reflection is thoroughly embedded in the social action journey and measured against the six principles of social action.
  • MYT to invite local schools (primary and secondary) to take part in a pilot that helps to embed social action into the curriculum.
  • To support 200 young people during 2015 to participate in bringing about changes they would like through social action.
  • All staff are given the opportunity to support on one social action project per year and are actively encouraged to suggest new opportunities.
  • Actively market the double benefit to other local employers to utilise their corporate volunteering in supporting social action.
  • Work in partnership with Medway Voluntary Action to provide more structured and progressive opportunities for the local community to have an impact on the future.
  • To encourage small scale social action activities within harder to reach groups and communities.
  • To extend our social action participation and activity beyond our immediate vicinity by giving local young people the opportunity to design and carry out international social action projects in a developing country.

We’ve just pledged to the #iwill campaign recently – watch this space for updates on our progress

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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 700 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”