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#iwill Advent Calendar

2019-12-13T10:51:06+00:00

Countdown to Christmas with the Power of Youth Each day of advent we'll be celebrating the incredible difference young people are making in their communities, by themselves and alongside the brilliant organisations who are part of the #iwill campaign. The #iwill campaign wants to make sure all young people have the opportunity to make a difference by taking part in social action. Together with our 300 #iwill ambassadors and 1000 organisation partners, we're asking for more to be done to support this. Find out how you can support the campaign as an organisation, or as a young person. [...]

#iwill Advent Calendar2019-12-13T10:51:06+00:00

Politicians: Put #ChildrenAtTheHeart

2019-11-29T12:11:39+00:00

#iwill joins open letter to political party leaders We are joining 140+ organisations in a call to all political parties to put children and young people at the heart of this General Election. Our open letter calls on all political leaders to set out their solutions to the pressing issues facing children and young people, including child poverty, mental health, domestic abuse and serious youth violence. You can show your support on social media using the hashtag #ChildrenAtTheHeart.  Read the letter below: OPEN LETTER TO ALL POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS [...]

Politicians: Put #ChildrenAtTheHeart2019-11-29T12:11:39+00:00

5 Ways to Embed Youth Social Action

2019-11-28T11:37:04+00:00

5 Ways Your Organisation can Embrace the Power of Young People What more can organisations do to embed youth social action into their culture and practice? This is a question we get asked a lot by #iwill campaign supporters, and luckily for you we have a handy checklist of the 5 things you can do to fully embrace the POWER of young people to make a difference in our society. Before we get started, if you're not convinced that organisations should support youth social action, you can find out why youth social action makes sense for young [...]

5 Ways to Embed Youth Social Action2019-11-28T11:37:04+00:00

Celebrating Young Changemakers with First Give

2019-12-03T10:25:59+00:00

Celebrating Youth Social Action: First Give at Ark Acton Academy  First Give, an organisation supporting secondary schools and their students to engage in social action, reflect on their celebrations at the First Give Final at Ark Acton Academy on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Find out more about First Give here. On Wednesday night this week parents, teachers, students and other community members came together at Ark Acton Academy to hear about and celebrate the incredible achievements of the Year 9 cohort on this year’s First Give programme.  The First Give Final at Ark Acton Academy has [...]

Celebrating Young Changemakers with First Give2019-12-03T10:25:59+00:00

How employers can recognise experience

2019-11-08T12:51:18+00:00

Valuing Young People's Experiences Beyond Work Article by Jenny Roper on how allowing young people to share non-work experiences at recruitment is widening National Grid’s talent pool. This article first appeared in HR Magazine on March 1st, 2016. If National Grid hadn’t been so aware of the responsibility you take on and skills you get by participating in social action programmes it would have been much harder to explain how my experience was relevant. A City & Guilds Group survey recently reported that young people face a number of barriers in [...]

How employers can recognise experience2019-11-08T12:51:18+00:00

School Character Guidance

2019-11-27T20:05:10+00:00

Youth Social Action at the heart of Character Education Guidance for Schools The Department for Education launched guidance for schools on Tuesday 5th November, highlighting the critical role volunteering and service plays in pupils’ character education. The guidance builds on evidence shared by #iwill campaign partners and #iwill Ambassadors with the DfE earlier this year highlighting the powerful impact social action can have on young people, empowering them to be compassionate, active citizens. Volunteering and service to others is one of six character benchmarks within the guidance, designed to help schools to evaluate their own work and [...]

School Character Guidance2019-11-27T20:05:10+00:00

Our ‘Future of #iwill’ event

2019-10-25T21:12:47+00:00

Event photos by Barima Owusu-Nyantekyi. Additional photos by James Sanderson and Freya Trevor-Harris. #iwill campaign hosts 'Future of #iwill' event to celebrate new Ambassadors and bring together partners At the beginning of October, more than 200 guests, made up of #iwill Ambassadors old and new, four school groups, and partner organisations from across the UK, came together at the Great Hall in the University of Birmingham to explore the future of #iwill.  [...]

Our ‘Future of #iwill’ event2019-10-25T21:12:47+00:00

October: News in Brief

2019-10-28T12:33:58+00:00

Government announces funding for youth projects and expansion of #iwill Fund Youth projects across the country will receive a £12 million boost, Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan announced on October 25th. The investment includes up to £7 million for a Youth Accelerator Fund that will expand existing successful projects, and address urgent needs in the youth sector by delivering extra sessions in youth clubs, and promoting positive activities in sport and the arts to help young people develop skills and contribute to their communities. Young people will play a key role in decisions over funding allocation by working directly with policy [...]

October: News in Brief2019-10-28T12:33:58+00:00

#iwill Ambassador Blog: Emily on United Nations Day

2019-10-25T13:23:48+00:00

Taking action on the Sustainable Development Goals 24th October 2019 is United Nations Day, marking the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. #iwill Ambassador Emily Fox reflects here on her social action with the United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals. "Each Sustainable Development Goal represents things that many of us take for granted, yet which could be gone in an instant. We must wake up and take action if we are to live." 24th October [...]

#iwill Ambassador Blog: Emily on United Nations Day2019-10-25T13:23:48+00:00

Case Study: Scottish School Children Protect the Environment

2019-12-13T16:53:59+00:00

Our Lady's Primary #wildbottlesighting success! Have you seen a ‘wild bottle?’ Our Lady’s RC Primary School wanted to know! Working with the Marine Conservation Society and the Have You Got The Bottle? Campaign, the pupils highlighted the issue of littered plastic bottles across Scotland through the #wildbottlesighting social media campaign in school, at the beach and in parliament! Children engaged in Marine Conservation workshops and assemblies Children created and presented assembly to the school, the Cabinet Secretary and the media. Children interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland "This school [...]

Case Study: Scottish School Children Protect the Environment2019-12-13T16:53:59+00:00

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