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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

2019-05-20T16:31:50+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, we never imagined #iwill would bring together [...]

The Power of Youth Social Action: #iwill Impact Report2019-05-20T16:31:50+01:00

Mental Health Awareness Week: The Russell School

2019-05-20T16:35:49+01:00

In October 2018, The Russell School was awarded a small grant from Team London to help turn their idea for a mental health social action project into a reality. Their idea: “Bubbles for Troubles”, a mental health support bag inspired by the wellbeing section of the Team London Young Ambassadors Social Action Toolkit and by a social action workshop from Team London. Based on class discussions on issues they cared about – mental health was the clear stand-out priority. Jessica described the experiences of her Grandad Duncan in his Dementia home. Jago described how it helps him to recognise feelings (he [...]

Mental Health Awareness Week: The Russell School2019-05-20T16:35:49+01:00

April – News in Brief

2019-05-17T13:14:56+01:00

Renaisi, in collaboration with funders and delivery organisations as part of the work of the #iwill Fund, have produced a report that explores the ways in which a community or regional approach can support and grow youth social action opportunities. Click here to check out the report. Friends of the Earth are looking to recruit their first ever young trustee, aged between 18-25.  As part of #iwill4nature, this is a great example of an #iwill campaign partner supporting young people to use their voice and show leadership to support the environment. For more information, check out the role description here.  The [...]

April – News in Brief2019-05-17T13:14:56+01:00

Government Pilot Youth Policy Group

2019-05-17T14:19:27+01:00

The British Youth Council will take young people’s voices to the heart of government with new funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The year-long pilot is set to give young people aged 10-25 the opportunity to shape government policy. The new funding, will enable the charity to support the creation of a new Youth Voice Steering Group, a Young Inspectors Group and the commission of a new digital engagement research project. The projects form part of the government’s commitment to encouraging young people to participate in making national policy. The British Youth Council will work with The Mix, Youth Focus [...]

Government Pilot Youth Policy Group2019-05-17T14:19:27+01:00

Report: Environmental Volunteering in Young People

2019-05-17T14:20:09+01:00

Over 2018 Traverse worked on a research project exploring young people’s experiences and attitudes towards taking part in environmental volunteering. Commissioned by Defra, we heard from over 1,100 young people across England, through a series of focus groups and a nationally representative survey of 16-24 years olds. The policy context for this research is the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan and its policies to encourage more children and young people to connect with the natural environment and take action to protect and enhance it. Who is taking part in environmental volunteering? Our survey of a 1001 young people run by YouGov [...]

Report: Environmental Volunteering in Young People2019-05-17T14:20:09+01:00

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