Evidence from the #iwill campaign for DfE's written call for evidence on Character There is lots of evidence from across the #iwill campaign that demonstrates the power social action has to develop and empower young people to be compassionate, active citizens, and, in turn, the impact this can have on communities. Below is a summary of top lines for demonstrating the impact social action has and how it develops young people’s character and transforms communities. This summary is with thanks to #iwill partners across sectors, particularly those in research and education. The post includes: What are the benefits of youth [...]
Hi Ambassadors! Thanks for clicking on the link! Two Government Departments have been in touch - Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and DCMS (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport). They'd like to ask you questions to share on their social media for Youth Social Action Day on June 5th. This is open to everyone - so have a go at recording your answers on your phone or tablet! Please answer each question in separate videos so we can share with the different departments who've asked for them! Questions: What do you love most about your social action/volunteering? [...]
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 [...]
#iwill Ambassador Sarah chats about how her social action, supporting others with their mental health, led to a whole new approach to her own mental health. #iwill Ambassador Kay shares her top tips for day to day mental health and wellbeing, looking particularly at getting outside, body image and social media.