The Growth of a Movement
When the campaign launched in late 2013, with 50 partners and 50 young people, we never imagined #iwill would bring together the depth, diversity and scale of partnerships. From primary schools and a Clinical Commissioning Group in Barrow-in-Furness to FTSE companies and Government departments, the #iwill movement has gone from strength to strength.
However, challenges lie ahead. Poverty, the climate emergency, worsening mental health and wellbeing, social and economic inequalities, racial injustice. Challenges that existed before the Covid-19 crisis have been further exacerbated by the global pandemic – and the future has never felt more uncertain.
Realising the Power of Youth Together let’s you explore the journey of #iwill since it’s origin in 2013. It looks back at #iwill’s successes and sets out why we must do more to empower young people to lead change, if we are to tackle the biggest issues we face as a society.