Are your social action opportunities inclusive enough? Charli is an #iwill Ambassador and student from Birmingham. Here, she gives organisations her five tips for making your social action opportunities more inclusive. You can read Charli’s #iwill Ambassador profile here, or see what she’s up to on Twitter at @charli_c_. “The best way to know if your work or organisation is inclusive is simply by asking! Consult young disabled people, consult young people of colour, consult young LGBTQ+ people, consult us all.” “If an event isn’t accessible, it isn’t fair – [...]
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Government announces funding for youth projects and expansion of #iwill Fund Youth projects across the country will receive a £12 million boost, Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan announced on October 25th. The investment includes up to £7 million for a Youth Accelerator Fund that will expand existing successful projects, and address urgent needs in the youth sector by delivering extra sessions in youth clubs, and promoting positive activities in sport and the arts to help young people develop skills and contribute to their communities. Young people will play a key role in decisions over funding allocation by working directly with policy [...]
Taking action on the Sustainable Development Goals 24th October 2019 is United Nations Day, marking the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. #iwill Ambassador Emily Fox reflects here on her social action with the United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals. "Each Sustainable Development Goal represents things that many of us take for granted, yet which could be gone in an instant. We must wake up and take action if we are to live." 24th October [...]
New #iwill Ambassadors reflect on joining the campaign On 4th October 2019 the #iwill campaign held a 'Future of #iwill' event to welcome 2019's new cohort of Ambassadors, and to bring together #iwill partners to celebrate the successes and discuss the future of the campaign. The event was kindly hosted and supported by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at Birmingham University. Here, Ambassadors Guy and Patrick share their experiences. Guy Wilcock, 16, Bath "It was heartening to see adults in positions of power listening carefully to young peoples’ views. Each [...]
#iwill Ambassador & Wassup member pens powerful poem Lanai volunteers full time for Wassup (Women Against Sexual Exploitation and Violence Speak Up) a team of 35 young women who raise awareness of domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual violence. Altogether, they've delivered workshops to 2,200 schoolchildren across Suffolk. Lanai performed this poem to two hundred #iwill Ambassadors, their families and #iwill partners at the University of Birmingham in October 2019. You can read Lanai's #iwill Ambassador profile here. "These days you can scream and they still wont listen, Too fragile to learn about exploitation [...]
The Young Trustees Movement, supported the Blagrave Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Co-op Foundation, Zing and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, has launched. They aim to double the number of trustees aged 30 and under on charity boards by 2024 in England and Wales. You can read the full press release here. Young trustees Ceylon & Tom chat to students from Queens Park Primary at Kew Gardens, November 2018. Watch Ceylon Hickman, Step Up To Serve trustee, chatting about the value of Young Trustees for Trustees Week 2018.
In this case study, Jenny Griffiths, Education Programme Coordinator at The Marine Conservation Society, shares how they faced up to their challenges in engaging young people. This year their beach clean and citizen science project aimed at primary schools, Cool Seas Clean Up, ended up reaching 2110 young people aged 3-11 years around the UK. Engaging young people with our Beachwatch Beach Clean and Litter survey programme has been an on-going challenge for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). Central to the programme is the Great British Beach Clean, held to coincide with the International Coastal [...]
Young 'Special Agents of Change' from Yeading Junior School, with their head teacher Carole Jones. In recognition of the work in schools to help young people build character and resilience, the Department for Education will be relaunching the Character Awards, which highlight innovative or outstanding programmes that develop a wide variety of positive character traits. Schools will be able to enter in October, ahead of the awards ceremony in March 2020. Nominations will be considered in the following categories; school culture and ethos, curriculum and teaching; collaboration; a character champion; or delivering against the 5 Foundations [...]
The Children's Media Conference 2019 attracted over 1,250 delegates to Sheffield on 2-4 July. #iwill Ambassadors Dan and Alvin attended as BAFTA sponsored 'Changemakers', two of ten young people with something to say – campaigners, entrepreneurs, activists and artists. They intervened at the beginning of several key sessions – and came together to discuss young people, politics and activism in Kids Taking a Stand. Alvin Owusu-Fordwuo, 20, from Hackney. Alvin started his social action journey as a Debate Mate mentor, and has since founded The Advantage Group, a social enterprise that aims to improve the employability [...]
Rescuing vInspired vInspired.com is a digital hub bursting with opportunities for young people to change their lives and the lives of others. Much more than just a volunteering service, vInspired helps 14 -25 year-olds build the skills they need to progress in a career they want. At the same time, vInspired provides the means to transform local communities and provide a helping hand to charities in need. A crowfunder has been started to help rescue the platform: https://www.gofundme.com/save-vinspiredcom Head 2Work The tender process for the Team London funding opportunity, Head 2Work, is now live. Further details on the [...]