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Explained 2

2022-04-14T16:19:46+01:00

29 Jan 2021 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 [...]

Explained 22022-04-14T16:19:46+01:00

Funding Youth Owned Projects

2021-02-03T15:35:51+00:00

Five Tips to Make Your Funding Accessible to Youth-Owned Projects #iwill Ambassador Naomi gives organisations who provide funding five tips on what more they could do to make grants and funding accessible to young people directly. There are lots of barriers that young people face in accessing funding. Most can be overcome quite simply, but you will have to think about things you haven’t had to before. Here's five tips to get started: 1. Make it practically possible Young people may not have access to an account for the money to be [...]

Funding Youth Owned Projects2021-02-03T15:35:51+00:00

The Future of #iwill

2021-02-24T23:44:18+00:00

Statement on the future of #iwill 28 January 2021 As the nation faces an unprecedented set of challenges, 2021 is a pivotal moment for the #iwill campaign. We are building on the achievements over the past seven years and growing the #iwill movement, because our shared values of collaboration, challenge, empowerment, independence and inclusion have never been more important. Right now, children and young people are helping build a better future for us all. It’s time for them to be recognised as part of the solution. They have the energy, talent and ideas to make [...]

The Future of #iwill2021-02-24T23:44:18+00:00

Explained 1

2022-04-14T16:22:22+01:00

27 Jan 2021 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 1: What makes high quality youth social action, why & how should your organisation prioritise supporting [...]

Explained 12022-04-14T16:22:22+01:00

Explained 3

2022-04-14T16:30:08+01:00

27 Jan 2021 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 3: How can you support youth voice and leadership within your organisation? [...]

Explained 32022-04-14T16:30:08+01:00

Schools’ Post-Pandemic Recovery

2021-01-13T17:10:12+00:00

Schools’ Recovery Cannot Be Limited to a ‘Catch-Up Curriculum’ 13 January 2021 As schools adjust to another lockdown, many are considering what this will mean for young people’s education as we start to recover as a society. In this blog Hannah Breeze from RSA argues that for schools, there will be much to do in terms of ‘catch-up’, but this should not be simply restricted to academic learning. There is a need to develop a much wider recovery curriculum that places equal emphasis on rebuilding relationships and community belonging alongside academic catch-up. Teachers have [...]

Schools’ Post-Pandemic Recovery2021-01-13T17:10:12+00:00

#WeAreOneTeam

2020-12-18T09:54:33+00:00

Premier League Kicks social action challenge inspires young people to support their communities this winter 18 December 2020 The Premier League (PL) has teamed up with Marcus Rashford MBE to launch the #WeAreOneTeam social action challenge to young people, encouraging them to support those in their local community who are going through a difficult time this winter. The challenge is set by Marcus and #iwill Ambassador Claire, a 16-year-old volunteer and youth advocate from Manchester, who is passionate about tackling inequalities and giving young people a voice. The Premier League will be working with [...]

#WeAreOneTeam2020-12-18T09:54:33+00:00

HRH The Prince of Wales meets with #iwill Ambassadors

2020-12-21T12:35:10+00:00

Meeting with HRH The Prince of Wales We were honoured to be invited by our Patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, to a socially distanced meeting at St James's Palace. As we shared our great thanks for HRH's leadership of Step Up To Serve, and our vision for the continuation of #iwill in the future, he challenged young #iwill Ambassadors to keep making a difference in their communities and innovating solutions to the challenges we face as a society. #iwill Ambassadors shared with HRH their reflections on where #iwill [...]

HRH The Prince of Wales meets with #iwill Ambassadors2020-12-21T12:35:10+00:00

Spending Review

2021-02-19T16:02:26+00:00

Our response to the Spending Review 25 November 2020 Step Up to Serve, the charity which coordinates the #iwill campaign, has issued a joint statement with the Back Youth Alliance in response to the government’s proposed investment into young people in the 2020 Spending Review. The Back Youth Alliance is a collaboration of senior leaders and youth representatives from some of the UK’s leading youth charities, working together to present a coherent voice to decision-makers with and for young people.  “The youth sector gives critical support, providing a lifeline for many vulnerable young people, particularly those [...]

Spending Review2021-02-19T16:02:26+00:00

How Black Lives Matter has changed us

2021-02-02T15:32:21+00:00

The Black Lives Matter movement, which began in the US in 2013 in response to the murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, drew a wave of renewed global support this year, inspired by anger at the unjust killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, both killed by police. As well as addressing police brutality and racism in the justice system - both in the US and globally - the Black Lives Matter movement has grown to encompass all areas in which Black people continue to face marginalisation and structural violence. #iwill Ambassadors Adam, Athika and Jo, and #iwill4nature [...]

How Black Lives Matter has changed us2021-02-02T15:32:21+00:00
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