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#iwill Ambassadors on the General Election

2019-12-13T14:03:25+00:00

General Election 2019: #iwill Ambassadors reflect on the power of youth voice and share their hopes and concerns for a future government Too often, young people's voices are not recognised. This is particularly true in general elections, where young people are often dismissed as unlikely to vote, and where the definition of the "youth vote" can go up to age 34. Our #iwill Ambassadors, many of whom are voting for the very first time, have been passionately putting forth their voices. From gang grooming to climate change to a youth mental health [...]

#iwill Ambassadors on the General Election2019-12-13T14:03:25+00:00

#iwill Advent Calendar

2019-12-13T10:51:06+00:00

Countdown to Christmas with the Power of Youth Each day of advent we'll be celebrating the incredible difference young people are making in their communities, by themselves and alongside the brilliant organisations who are part of the #iwill campaign. The #iwill campaign wants to make sure all young people have the opportunity to make a difference by taking part in social action. Together with our 300 #iwill ambassadors and 1000 organisation partners, we're asking for more to be done to support this. Find out how you can support the campaign as an organisation, or as a young person. [...]

#iwill Advent Calendar2019-12-13T10:51:06+00:00

Politicians: Put #ChildrenAtTheHeart

2019-11-29T12:11:39+00:00

#iwill joins open letter to political party leaders We are joining 140+ organisations in a call to all political parties to put children and young people at the heart of this General Election. Our open letter calls on all political leaders to set out their solutions to the pressing issues facing children and young people, including child poverty, mental health, domestic abuse and serious youth violence. You can show your support on social media using the hashtag #ChildrenAtTheHeart.  Read the letter below: OPEN LETTER TO ALL POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS [...]

Politicians: Put #ChildrenAtTheHeart2019-11-29T12:11:39+00:00

BBC Bitesize spotlights #iwill Ambassadors

2019-11-22T14:06:15+00:00

BBC Bitesize highlight the power of youth social action in collaboration with #iwill Ambassadors BBC Bitesize is telling the stories of #iwill Ambassadors Dara, Billie, Bradley and Sophia to help other young people understand the incredible transformative power of social action - not only for the communities and people the action helps, but also on the young people taking action themselves. We've been working with BBC Bitesize over the last few months to bring to life some of the incredible stories and experiences of our #iwill Ambassadors, as part of their wider [...]

BBC Bitesize spotlights #iwill Ambassadors2019-11-22T14:06:15+00:00

#iwill Ambassador blog: Five tips to make opportunities inclusive

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

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+00:00

Our ‘Future of #iwill’ event

2019-10-25T21:12:47+00:00

Event photos by Barima Owusu-Nyantekyi. Additional photos by James Sanderson and Freya Trevor-Harris. #iwill campaign hosts 'Future of #iwill' event to celebrate new Ambassadors and bring together partners At the beginning of October, more than 200 guests, made up of #iwill Ambassadors old and new, four school groups, and partner organisations from across the UK, came together at the Great Hall in the University of Birmingham to explore the future of #iwill.  [...]

Our ‘Future of #iwill’ event2019-10-25T21:12:47+00:00

#iwill Ambassador Blog: Emily on United Nations Day

2019-10-25T13:23:48+00:00

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 [...]

#iwill Ambassador Blog: Emily on United Nations Day2019-10-25T13:23:48+00:00

Blog: A warm welcome to the #iwill campaign

2019-10-18T15:40:22+00:00

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 [...]

Blog: A warm welcome to the #iwill campaign2019-10-18T15:40:22+00:00

#iwill Ambassador Lanai’s poem

2019-10-11T15:40:14+00:00

#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 [...]

#iwill Ambassador Lanai’s poem2019-10-11T15:40:14+00:00

Youth Voice: The Big Hospital Experiment

2019-10-25T13:37:14+00:00

The BBC’s Big Hospital Experiment has revealed the grit and determination of young people who want to support the NHS and make a positive contribution to society. Gabrielle Matthews, 2018 #iwill Ambassador writes: #iwill Ambassador, Gabrielle Matthews "The reactions of others to their efforts have chimed with my expectations - with patients and staff underestimating their true potential - but what they have achieved is both heartening and surprising." Young volunteers at University Hospitals Nottingham BBC 2’s Big Hospital Experiment, which aired throughout September, followed [...]

Youth Voice: The Big Hospital Experiment2019-10-25T13:37:14+00:00

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