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UK Youth

UK Youth is passionate about the role social action can play within the spectrum of tools available within the world of youth work. We pledge to:
Build explicit social action elements into our programmes and encourage our national network to do the same.

  • Explicitly promote the social action elements of this work and the double-benefits that social action brings about. (Reaching 840,000 young people through our associated programmes 63,000 through our own directly delivered programmes.)
  • Build training materials for our network and the wider youth work sector on how to deliver high quality youth social action
  • Work with Step Up To Serve to build the narrative of how social action fits into the wider youth work agenda
  • Support the nomination of #iwill ambassadors from our network
  • Communicate about the campaign to our network and partners and affirm the importance of youth social action – also encouraging them to pledge their support for the campaign
  • Ensure that youth social action is embedded and recognised in our recruitment processes
  • Help build the evidence base of the value of youth social action from programmes we deliver and research we undertake

We’re still working on our pledge to the #iwill campaign. Next progress update is coming soon, so watch this space!


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?”