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Youth Voice: The Big Hospital Experiment

2019-10-11T10:30:25+01:00

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 Experiment2019-10-11T10:30:25+01:00

The Young Trustees Movement – Will you pledge?

2019-10-09T11:40:18+01:00

The Young Trustees Movement, supported the Blagrave Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Co-op Foundation, Zing and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, has launched. They aim to double the number of trustees aged 30 and under on charity boards by 2024 in England and Wales. You can read the full press release here. Young trustees Ceylon & Tom chat to students from Queens Park Primary at Kew Gardens, November 2018. Watch Ceylon Hickman, Step Up To Serve trustee, chatting about the value of Young Trustees for Trustees Week 2018.

The Young Trustees Movement – Will you pledge?2019-10-09T11:40:18+01:00

Introducing the 2019 #iwill Ambassadors

2019-10-09T14:30:00+01:00

50 young change-makers join as #iwill campaign Ambassadors We are living through a time of unprecedented challenge. Now more than ever we need to value the role that young people can play and support them to become active citizens. Because they have the energy, skills and ideas to change society and the environment for the better. On Friday, fifty inspirational young people took their place as part of a 300-strong movement of ambassadors leading the #iwill campaign. These remarkable 10-20 year olds hail [...]

Introducing the 2019 #iwill Ambassadors2019-10-09T14:30:00+01:00

News In Brief | September

2019-10-09T10:27:50+01:00

Nesta Funding Opportunity for Young People Nesta Challenges has re-launched the Longitude Explorer Prize, offering £1 million of funding and support to youth groups across the UK. It is aimed at 11-16 years old who will be provided with tools and resources to help develop innovative tech solutions to society’s biggest issues. The Prize aims to inspire entrepreneurship among a diverse range of young people and engage them with innovation. Participants are encouraged to submit ideas that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help people live longer (helping the older generation to stay independent and active), live better (helping people live [...]

News In Brief | September2019-10-09T10:27:50+01:00

How-to Guide: Fearless Futures

2019-10-07T13:49:59+01:00

5 ways your school can make saying #iwill more inclusive "We can and must do more to re-centre the voices pushed to the sides, to share the (extra)ordinary achievements of so many people from black communities in Britain and beyond." "A lack of role models everyone can relate to requires more than just a plaster" "Understand that this is a structural problem, rather than a problem rooted in individual young people’s ‘choices’" If you are a teacher, you will be [...]

How-to Guide: Fearless Futures2019-10-07T13:49:59+01:00

Case Study: Intergenerational Volunteering

2019-10-07T13:50:26+01:00

Young volunteer, Tessa, 16 volunteers to support older patients at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary This is the story of Tessa Yau, who volunteers with the Royal Voluntary Service as an on-ward volunteer, recognising both the benefit her action brings to the patients she's working with as well as herself. Young volunteer, Jyoti with an older patient at Nottingham University Hospital. "I think it is so important for people to volunteer to help the NHS, as without realising it, we play a key role, alongside paid hospital staff, and make a valuable contribution [...]

Case Study: Intergenerational Volunteering2019-10-07T13:50:26+01:00

August | News-In-Brief

2019-09-05T15:34:57+01:00

Calling #iwill4nature supporters Renaisi has been commissioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to understand the progress being made towards the government’s goal of involving more young people in England in high quality environmental social action. We will ask partners to complete a survey 2 times over the next year to help understand progress (in August 2019 and January 2020). This short survey is designed to find out a bit more about the activities your organisation is undertaking as a partner of #iwill4nature. Your participation in this survey will really help us to understand more about the activities happening as part of the campaign, and support future efforts [...]

August | News-In-Brief2019-09-05T15:34:57+01:00

Case Study: Nottingham Hospital’s Summer School

2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

Nottingham University Hospital: Youth Volunteering Summer School Youth Volunteering Manager at Nottingham University Hospitals, Liz Charalambous reflects why they worked with young people to create their summer school, supported by the Pears #iwill Fund. "My favourite thing about volunteering is that I get the opportunity to make patients feel at ease at a time that is incredibly scary and anxious" "We ensured that the enigmatic and often elusive ‘sweet spot’ of benefits to all could be achieved as everyone stood to gain from the project." [...]

Case Study: Nottingham Hospital’s Summer School2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

Supporting Youth Social Action in School: #iwill Fund Learning Hub

2019-09-16T14:07:37+01:00

Supporting youth social action in schools The #iwill Fund Learning Hub explores how best funders and youth social action delivery organisations can best support youth social action in schools "Youth social action leaders can become champions in their own networks, and spread the message on how to deliver youth social action really well" The report was produced, in partnership with Renaisi, as part of Dartington’s Service Design Lab’s work leading the #iwill Fund Learning Hub, working with #iwill Fund Match Funders, education professionals, and delivery organisations to understand the barriers and [...]

Supporting Youth Social Action in School: #iwill Fund Learning Hub2019-09-16T14:07:37+01:00

Case Study: A Home-Grown Curriculum

2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

Liverpool school using nature to support cross-curriculum teaching Trees for Cities and Blessed Sacrament Primary School write about how they're using environmental social action to support cross-curriculum teaching. "Get the children outside to learn in the garden. It will benefit them, the teachers, and the wider school community" Liverpool’s Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School has been getting green-fingered over the past few months. Last year they partnered with environmental charity Trees for Cities to create a magnificent Edible Playground, transforming their grounds into a vibrant outdoor teaching [...]

Case Study: A Home-Grown Curriculum2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

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