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July | News-In-Brief

2019-07-22T17:06:45+01:00

Young Citizens are looking for a Young Trustee Young Citizens are seeking to recruit somebody between the ages of 18-23 to our Board of Trustees.  They want to try to reflect a relevant range of skills and experiences on their Board and feel that they would benefit from the experience of somebody who has relatively recently been a student in the education system and/or has experience as a young active citizen or involvement in social action or youth voice. As well as this experience, they hope they will also bring insights into priorities and perspectives of the young people we [...]

July | News-In-Brief2019-07-22T17:06:45+01:00

Department for Education launches Character Awards for Schools

2019-08-09T10:41:08+01:00

Young 'Special Agents of Change' from Yeading Junior School, with their head teacher Carole Jones. In recognition of the work in schools to help young people build character and resilience, the Department for Education will be relaunching the Character Awards, which highlight innovative or outstanding programmes that develop a wide variety of positive character traits. Schools will be able to enter in October, ahead of the awards ceremony in March 2020. Nominations will be considered in the following categories; school culture and ethos, curriculum and teaching; collaboration; a character champion; or delivering against the 5 Foundations [...]

Department for Education launches Character Awards for Schools2019-08-09T10:41:08+01:00

Changemakers at the BAFTA Children’s Media Conference

2019-07-30T16:19:49+01:00

The Children's Media Conference 2019 attracted over 1,250 delegates to Sheffield on 2-4 July. #iwill Ambassadors Dan and Alvin attended as BAFTA sponsored 'Changemakers', two of ten young people with something to say – campaigners, entrepreneurs, activists and artists. They intervened at the beginning of several key sessions – and came together to discuss young people, politics and activism in Kids Taking a Stand. "I spoke about why Global media companies should invest in underrepresented young people and tried to practically break down the steps to achieving this. I wanted these media [...]

Changemakers at the BAFTA Children’s Media Conference2019-07-30T16:19:49+01:00

June | News in Brief

2019-06-20T11:40:47+01:00

Rescuing vInspired vInspired.com is a digital hub bursting with opportunities for young people to change their lives and the lives of others. Much more than just a volunteering service, vInspired helps 14 -25 year-olds build the skills they need to progress in a career they want. At the same time, vInspired provides the means to transform local communities and provide a helping hand to charities in need. A crowfunder has been started to help rescue the platform: https://www.gofundme.com/save-vinspiredcom Head 2Work  The tender process for the Team London funding opportunity, Head 2Work, is now live. Further details on the [...]

June | News in Brief2019-06-20T11:40:47+01:00

Blog – DfE’s call for evidence on character education

2019-06-18T15:17:55+01:00

The Department for Education have launched a call for evidence on developing young people’s character both in and out of school or college.  The work is being developed with the support of their Character Advisory Group, on which a number of #iwill campaign partners sit, including our co-founder and trustee Dame Julia Cleverdon. Watch Ella's short video on the consultation below. We are calling on all #iwill campaign partners to:  Submit evidence to the consultation before the deadline of the 5th July, which demonstrates the value of youth social action for character development and the development [...]

Blog – DfE’s call for evidence on character education2019-06-18T15:17:55+01:00

May | News-In-Brief

2019-05-30T13:43:04+01:00

News-In-Brief Charities Aid Foundation release a report on UK Charitable Giving trends, including findings on giving by 16-24 year old. The report states: "certain causes capture the imagination of young people more than older people. Those aged 16-24 were more likely to support children or young people (32%) than those 65+ and this has increased from 23% in 2017 to overtake ‘physical and mental health charities’ and become the most popular cause amongst the 16-24 age group." Read more here: https://www.cafonline.org/docs/default-source/about-us-publications/caf-uk-giving-2019-report-an-overview-of-charitable-giving-in-the-uk.pdf?sfvrsn=d44c9b40_4 Defra release their 25 year environment plan progress report. The report says: "We are putting [...]

May | News-In-Brief2019-05-30T13:43:04+01:00

Global Action Plan: ‘Climate Chaos Response Toolkit’ for schools

2019-05-30T17:54:27+01:00

Navigating the chaos: toolkit helps senior leaders turn climate strikes into positive school-wide action Download toolkit here. Passionate students are not a new thing. But the recent global walkout of over 1.4million young people over the lack of climate action is unprecedented. This is new territory for schools –as recognised by the National Association of Headteachers with a motion earlier this month, pledging to support pupils to express their views and influence policy on climate change. Environmental charity Global Action Plan spoke to schools who said they were uncertain of how to respond to the [...]

Global Action Plan: ‘Climate Chaos Response Toolkit’ for schools2019-05-30T17:54:27+01:00

Learning Hub Papers

2019-05-23T16:03:37+01:00

#iwill Fund Learning Hub Releases Two New Papers Impact Accelerator Initial Insights Report 20/5/2019 Download here. This paper was produced as part of the #iwill Learning Hub's Quality Practice workstream, which seeks to identify strengths and weaknesses in youth social action delivery by supporting learning and improvement amongst delivery organisations and sharing the resulting learning with funders and beyond.  At the core of this workstream is a 12-month learning and evaluation scheme called the Impact Accelerator. The work is led by Generation Change, who are the authors of this paper.  Dartington’s Service Design Lab’s work leading the #iwill Fund Learning Hub. [...]

Learning Hub Papers2019-05-23T16:03:37+01:00

#iwill Advisory Council at St James’s Palace

2019-05-23T16:26:05+01:00

On Wednesday 15th May, the #iwill Campaign's Advisory Council met at St James's Palace, generously hosted by our Patron HRH The Prince of Wales. The Council discussed the progress of the campaign so far, what needs to be achieved before the end of 2020, and the legacy of the campaign beyond the closure of Step Up To Serve, its coordinating body. The event was chaired by two of our young trustees, Ceylon Andi Hickman and Saeed Atcha MBE. Young people made up more than a quarter of attendees, with [...]

#iwill Advisory Council at St James’s Palace2019-05-23T16:26:05+01:00

The Power of Youth Social Action: #iwill Impact Report

2019-06-28T16:52:52+01:00

Now live: The Power of Youth Social Action The #iwill campaign Impact Report is here! Download it now to find out what we’ve been doing, what we’ve achieved and how you can help us do even more. “We’ve achieved a tremendous amount, but it’s vital for us to keep moving and keep driving the youth social action agenda forward. We can’t afford to lose a sense of urgency.” Charlotte Hill, CEO, Step up to Serve Five years, 250 Ambassadors and 1,000+ partners When the campaign launched in late 2013, with 50 partners and 50 young people, [...]

The Power of Youth Social Action: #iwill Impact Report2019-06-28T16:52:52+01:00

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