Schools Improving Their Communities

2021-02-19T16:03:43+00:00

Making School-based Social Action a Success 02 February 2021 Image of Yeading Junior School Pupils at the 2018 #iwill Welcome Event Team London Young Ambassadors is the Mayor of London’s volunteering programme which works in partnership with schools to connect young Londoners with their communities through social action. Since 2013, over 450,000 young people have improved their school and communities by setting up projects on issues they really care about, such as LGBTQ+, food poverty, bullying and refugees. They are also taking action on key Mayoral priorities, including air quality and the environment, serious youth [...]

Schools Improving Their Communities2021-02-19T16:03:43+00:00

Explained 1

2021-02-02T19:08:21+00:00

The Power of Youth Explained is a six-part series of short interactive, digital articles curated by #iwill partner organisations and Ambassadors. The series aims to bring together research, experiences and resources that not only develops the readers’ knowledge and understanding of youth social action, but helps them turn it into action. They are also designed to help your organisation put your Power of Youth Charter commitments into practice. ARTICLE 1: What makes high quality youth social action, why & how should your organisation prioritise supporting it? [...]

Explained 12021-02-02T19:08:21+00:00

Explained 3

2021-02-04T15:51:06+00:00

The Power of Youth Explained is a six-part series of short interactive, digital articles curated by #iwill partner organisations and Ambassadors. The series aims to bring together research, experiences and resources that not only develops the readers’ knowledge and understanding of youth social action, but helps them turn it into action. They are also designed to help your organisation put your Power of Youth Charter commitments into practice. ARTICLE 3: How can you support youth voice and leadership within your organisation? A [...]

Explained 32021-02-04T15:51:06+00:00

HRH The Prince of Wales meets with #iwill Ambassadors

2020-12-21T12:35:10+00:00

Meeting with HRH The Prince of Wales We were honoured to be invited by our Patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, to a socially distanced meeting at St James's Palace. As we shared our great thanks for HRH's leadership of Step Up To Serve, and our vision for the continuation of #iwill in the future, he challenged young #iwill Ambassadors to keep making a difference in their communities and innovating solutions to the challenges we face as a society. #iwill Ambassadors shared with HRH their reflections on where #iwill [...]

HRH The Prince of Wales meets with #iwill Ambassadors2020-12-21T12:35:10+00:00

Ormiston Academies Trust

2020-11-25T12:19:06+00:00

#iwill Impact in OAT Since 2018 Ormiston Academies Trust has been taking part in the #iwill campaign, encouraging all our students to take part in social action. Our academies all took up the challenge to organise their own youth social action project and the variety they have presented are all truly unique and meaningful. They have organised community day events, launched Eco awareness projects, landscaped community gardens, turned their fingers to green in their school kitchen gardens, promoted wellbeing spaces and so much more. As a Trust we eventually want to fully embed enrichment activities surrounding social action into [...]

Ormiston Academies Trust2020-11-25T12:19:06+00:00

The #iwill Ambassador story

2020-12-15T09:55:41+00:00

'Leaders of tomorrow'? Leaders of now. Read the story of how #iwill Ambassadors have championed change - and transformed themselves. Download the report Download the Jubilee Centre's findings Report written by Freya Trevor-Harris, Step Up To Serve, in collaboration with Aidan Thompson and Sarah Ritzenthaler, Jubilee Centre.  All children and young people should be supported and empowered to make a positive difference on the issues that affect their lives, their communities, and broader society. Over the last seven years, the #iwill Ambassadors have done just this. Their common [...]

The #iwill Ambassador story2020-12-15T09:55:41+00:00

New findings from National Youth Social Action Survey

2020-11-02T16:26:58+00:00

New findings from The National Youth Social Action Survey 2019 deepen our understanding of the national picture since 2014. 2019 Survey The National Youth Social Action Survey 2019 was conducted in the winter of 2019, before the COVID-19 Pandemic. During face-to-face interviews with researchers from Ipsos MORI, children and young people are asked to reflect on their participation in social action over the last 12 months, as well as how they view themselves in relation to their community and society. There are also new and interesting findings which present both opportunities and challenges for the #iwill movement as [...]

New findings from National Youth Social Action Survey2020-11-02T16:26:58+00:00

How to get young people on your board

2021-02-09T13:07:33+00:00

Getting Young People onto your Trustee Board Too many decisions are made about young people without young people. Trust between generations has broken down. This has to change. We believe that young people should have the power to shape and address the issues that affect their lives and the future of our country. They should be treated as meaningful and critical partners in tackling the challenges of the 21st Century. However, we know that for too many young people, particularly from less wealthy backgrounds, their voices aren’t heard; their power to make a positive difference isn’t [...]

How to get young people on your board2021-02-09T13:07:33+00:00

Think 10 is too young to volunteer? Think again.

2020-09-11T12:52:48+01:00

Age 10 isn't too young to volunteer at Birmingham Women and Children's Hospital Birmingham Women and Children's NHS Foundation Trust have, thanks to the Pears Foundation #iwill Fund, started a Junior Volunteer programme for 10-16 year olds, enabling them to make a positive difference to healthcare and the health of their peers, whilst growing their understanding & lessening fear about what goes on in a hospital. The Junior Volunteering programme at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals – the NHS’s first structured scheme for 10-16s – engages small groups of [...]

Think 10 is too young to volunteer? Think again.2020-09-11T12:52:48+01:00
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