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How to get young people on your board

2020-03-10T15:33:42+01:00

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 board2020-03-10T15:33:42+01:00

Think 10 is too young to volunteer? Think again.

2020-01-24T15:45:27+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.2020-01-24T15:45:27+01:00

Free Nature Resources for Schools: Let your ideas run wild!

2020-01-13T17:30:53+01:00

#iwill teams up with Eden Project Communities to launch free resources for primary schools The resources provide fun, creative and simple ways for teachers to introduce pupils to the natural world and their role in preserving it. Young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow. They have the energy, skills and ideas to change society and the environment for the better today.  We’ve teamed up with Eden Project Communities to help make it easier for you and your pupils to get involved in environmental youth social [...]

Free Nature Resources for Schools: Let your ideas run wild!2020-01-13T17:30:53+01:00

BiteBack 2030’s Youth Board

2020-01-08T10:37:40+01:00

BiteBack 2030 harnesses the power of youth in the fight for healthier choices “We are all up against a flood of unhealthy food, pouring out from high streets, supermarket shelves and school canteens.  As a result, 3.3 million children are overweight and the UK has the worst childhood obesity rates in Western Europe. We can solve this and close the floodgates but we need to act now. We can stem the tide of unhealthy foods and improve the flow of affordable, healthy options for young people.” BiteBack2030 Launched this October, BiteBack2030 is led by their Youth Board - [...]

BiteBack 2030’s Youth Board2020-01-08T10:37:40+01:00

Case Study: Lapage Primary School

2019-11-27T20:04:23+01:00

Making youth social action part of school culture Lapage Primary School write about their experience prioritising youth social action in education by embedding it into their day-to-day. Our social action project began with our vision to promote active citizenship, as part of our school improvement plan of 2017-2018. From this we developed a plan for what meaningful active citizenship would look like in the school. We used this in consultations with middle leaders, senior leaders, parents/carers, governors and students. The result was a project that linked each year group to [...]

Case Study: Lapage Primary School2019-11-27T20:04:23+01:00

Celebrating Young Changemakers with First Give

2020-01-15T13:09:17+01:00

Celebrating Youth Social Action: First Give at Ark Acton Academy  First Give, an organisation supporting secondary schools and their students to engage in social action, reflect on their celebrations at the First Give Final at Ark Acton Academy on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Find out more about First Give here. On a Wednesday night in November parents, teachers, students and other community members came together at Ark Acton Academy to hear about and celebrate the incredible achievements of the Year 9 cohort on this year’s First Give programme. The First Give [...]

Celebrating Young Changemakers with First Give2020-01-15T13:09:17+01:00

#iwill Ambassador blog: Five tips to make opportunities inclusive

2019-11-18T19:11:25+01:00

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 – [...]

#iwill Ambassador blog: Five tips to make opportunities inclusive2019-11-18T19:11:25+01:00

Case Study: Scottish School Children Protect the Environment

2019-12-13T16:53:59+01:00

Our Lady's Primary #wildbottlesighting success! Have you seen a ‘wild bottle?’ Our Lady’s RC Primary School wanted to know! Working with the Marine Conservation Society and the Have You Got The Bottle? Campaign, the pupils highlighted the issue of littered plastic bottles across Scotland through the #wildbottlesighting social media campaign in school, at the beach and in parliament! Children engaged in Marine Conservation workshops and assemblies Children created and presented assembly to the school, the Cabinet Secretary and the media. Children interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland "This school [...]

Case Study: Scottish School Children Protect the Environment2019-12-13T16:53:59+01:00

Case Study: Working together to make a difference

2019-12-13T16:54:16+01:00

Prince's Trust bring hospital garden back to life Dorset Community Hospital write about the partnerships they've created that have enabled young people from their local college to make a difference, learn about careers in health and do their bit for nature. Sorting out the flower beds and bringing them back to life. Posing with the frog bought with money raised from the sponsored Kayakathon. "The group has forged a solid partnership with both teams and individuals within Dorset County Hospital such as the Macmillan Cancer Team who have visited Weymouth [...]

Case Study: Working together to make a difference2019-12-13T16:54:16+01:00

The Young Trustees Movement – Will you pledge?

2019-10-25T19:14:26+01:00

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.

The Young Trustees Movement – Will you pledge?2019-10-25T19:14:26+01:00