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Celebrating Young Changemakers with First Give

2019-12-03T10:25:59+00:00

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 Wednesday night this week 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 Final at Ark Acton Academy has [...]

Celebrating Young Changemakers with First Give2019-12-03T10:25:59+00:00

Case Study: UK Youth Voice

2019-09-18T09:46:31+00:00

Involving young people in the design and delivery of UK Youth’s activities and empowering them to become active citizens and create positive change is embedded throughout our work. At the heart of our organisation is UK Youth Voice, an inspiring and energetic group of young people aged 16-25 who represent every region and nation of the UK. Together they form our National Steering Board who influence change at a local and national level. These young people are fundamental to everything we do at UK Youth, feeding into our strategy and overall direction. Three sit on our Board of Trustees, while [...]

Case Study: UK Youth Voice2019-09-18T09:46:31+00:00

Case Study: PLEDGES

2019-09-18T09:46:32+00:00

Swavesey Village College: Where social action is part of every students' education Georgina Curtis, Assistant Headteacher at Swavesey Village College, a secondary school in Cambridgeshire, writes about how they've embedded social action into education for all of their 1317 students. Every student will have participated in a volunteering experience before they leave us, and by embedding youth social action into the structure of the school we have made it part of daily life. To provide focus and recognise achievements, we use the PLEDGES model: P – Participation L – Leadership E – Environmental D [...]

Case Study: PLEDGES2019-09-18T09:46:32+00:00

Case Study: Points of Light

2019-09-18T09:46:57+00:00

Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. Every weekday the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award. There are now over 1100 Points of Light in the UK, highlighting an enormous range of innovative and inspirational volunteering across our country. Each Point of Light had an idea they decided to make a reality – everything from tackling knife crime to supporting families of dementia patients. Their actions have changed lives. And their stories can inspire thousands more to get involved or start their own initiatives. [...]

Case Study: Points of Light2019-09-18T09:46:57+00:00

Case Study: Global Action Plan

2019-09-18T09:46:57+00:00

Global Action Plan’s Youth Panel represents the voice of young, sustainably-minded people in the charity’s activities. Each year the Panel run an environmental campaign around issues where youth action can make a real difference. The Youth Panel’s first campaign, Long Live the Lunchbox is shining a light on the issue of single-use plastic waste at lunch and promoting restaurants that encourage their patrons to bring lunchbox containers to fill with food. A new interactive map has been launched so eco-conscious consumers can easily locate their local participating food outlets. The Youth Panel is made up of ten 18-30 year olds [...]

Case Study: Global Action Plan2019-09-18T09:46:57+00:00

Case Study: Yeading Junior School

2019-09-18T09:47:21+00:00

Yeading Junior School: Special Agents of Change At Yeading Junior School, we consider all staff and children to be Agents of Change – people who are ready to take action in support of others, both locally and globally. Special Agents of Change are children who’ve shown a powerful desire to lead change, in and out of school. Some have already been able to demonstrate the difference they’ve made. These inspirational young people understand the process of doing good and recognise the impact it has on themselves. This recognition spurs them on to do even [...]

Case Study: Yeading Junior School2019-09-18T09:47:21+00:00

Case Study: John Muir Trust | #iwill4Nature

2019-09-18T09:47:21+00:00

People of all backgrounds, but especially young people, enjoy and value exploring their relationship with wild places by taking responsibility through social action. They benefit from the challenge and adventure of being in wild places: by increasing their environmental awareness; by increasing their knowledge and skills; by sharing the experience with others; by having opportunities to show compassion and take responsibility for change – and take pride in their achievement. Our planet improves too – locally, nationally and internationally. Maintaining, improving and restoring wild places is good for the health of our local communities. It [...]

Case Study: John Muir Trust | #iwill4Nature2019-09-18T09:47:21+00:00

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