Power Of Youth Day 2021 – resources now live!

2021-05-10T16:47:44+01:00

Power of Youth Day, 2 June 2021 Power of Youth Day is an annual celebration of the contributions children and young people make to society through volunteering, mentoring, peer education, campaigning, fundraising and more. When the pandemic began young people were already supporting their communities through volunteering and social action. And they have continued to do so despite huge challenges, disruption and sacrifices. They've also been responding to the changing needs around them to support others through the pandemic. This year Power of Youth Day will focus on the incredible efforts that young people made during the last year, a [...]

Power Of Youth Day 2021 – resources now live!2021-05-10T16:47:44+01:00

Power Of Youth Day 2021

2021-05-04T09:30:38+01:00

Power of Youth Day is an annual celebration of the contributions children and young people make to society through volunteering and social action. It’s a chance to spotlight the achievements of children and young people in the #iwill movement and beyond - through volunteering, mentoring, peer education, campaigning, and fundraising. This year Power of Youth Day will take place on 2 June, during Volunteers Week, which is led by NCVO, Volunteer Scotland, WCVA and Volunteer Now. When the pandemic began young people were already supporting their communities through volunteering and social action. And they continued to do so over the past [...]

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#iwill Beyond 2021

2021-04-26T16:06:32+01:00

“Young people are innovators; our minds are filled with hope and vision for the change that we want to see in the world. We are ready to step up to the challenge of being that change for our society.” Claire, 16, #iwill Ambassador Taking #iwill from a campaign to a movement It is our shared belief that 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. The pandemic has had a hugely detrimental effect on young people. Their education over the last [...]

#iwill Beyond 20212021-04-26T16:06:32+01:00

UK Youth and Volunteering Matters – Next steps for #iwill Partnership and movement

2021-03-11T13:27:55+00:00

In February, UK charities Volunteering Matters and UK Youth formed a consortium to support the delivery of the #iwill Partnership and movement. Together, we will broaden the goals of #iwill with a greater focus on reaching and supporting young people from low-income and ethnic minority backgrounds to take part in social action activities, as well as increasing the leadership of young people across all levels of #iwill.   By late February, Step Up To Serve had handed over the responsibility for leading and convening the #iwill Partnership and movement to the consortium, along with seven years of organisational knowledge. It has [...]

UK Youth and Volunteering Matters – Next steps for #iwill Partnership and movement2021-03-11T13:27:55+00:00

Explained 5

2021-02-24T19:06:49+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 5: How can your organisation best understand and celebrate the positive impact youth social action can have? [...]

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Explained 4

2021-02-24T10:17:53+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 4: Why and how should your organisation work in partnership with others to support youth social action? [...]

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World Cancer Day

2021-02-04T18:26:09+00:00

Awareness is vital in young people too 04 February 2021 By Seren Hughes Seren Today (February 4th) is World Cancer Day, an international day to raise awareness of cancer and its prevention, detection, and treatment. Cancer hasn’t stopped because of the pandemic, and with an average of 14 young people diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK, it is vital that we are involved in the conversation about the detection and prevention this disease. Why should we involve young people in this conversation? We should be involved in this conversation at [...]

World Cancer Day2021-02-04T18:26:09+00:00

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

#iwill Statement on Tackling Anti-Black Racism

2021-02-02T17:00:22+00:00

Position Statement on Tackling Anti-Black Racism 28 January 2021 Since October 2020, the Step up To Serve Trustees have been engaged in a process to reinforce their understanding of anti-Black racism and to increase the urgency of their contribution to delivering systemic change. The evidence of their commitment has already been demonstrated, including participation in learning activities with #iwill Ambassadors, development of personal action plans and their contribution to a position paper on tackling anti-Black racism. The #iwill Partnership discussed the statement during their first meeting in December and will be developing an action plan for the [...]

#iwill Statement on Tackling Anti-Black Racism2021-02-02T17:00:22+00:00

Explained 2

2021-02-25T09:33:14+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 2: Why should youth social action be accessible to all young people & how can your organisation support this? [...]

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