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#iwill Advent Calendar

2019-12-05T16:14:04+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 Calendar2019-12-05T16:14:04+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

BBC Bitesize spotlights #iwill Ambassadors

2019-11-22T14:06:15+00:00

BBC Bitesize highlight the power of youth social action in collaboration with #iwill Ambassadors BBC Bitesize is telling the stories of #iwill Ambassadors Dara, Billie, Bradley and Sophia to help other young people understand the incredible transformative power of social action - not only for the communities and people the action helps, but also on the young people taking action themselves. We've been working with BBC Bitesize over the last few months to bring to life some of the incredible stories and experiences of our #iwill Ambassadors, as part of their wider [...]

BBC Bitesize spotlights #iwill Ambassadors2019-11-22T14:06:15+00:00

#iwill Ambassador blog: Five tips to make opportunities inclusive

2019-11-18T19:11:25+00:00

Are your social action opportunities inclusive enough? Charli is an #iwill Ambassador and student from Birmingham.  Here, she gives organisations her five tips for making your social action opportunities more inclusive. You can read Charli’s #iwill Ambassador profile here, or see what she’s up to on Twitter at @charli_c_. “The best way to know if your work or organisation is inclusive is simply by asking! Consult young disabled people, consult young people of colour, consult young LGBTQ+ people, consult us all.” “If an event isn’t accessible, it isn’t fair – [...]

#iwill Ambassador blog: Five tips to make opportunities inclusive2019-11-18T19:11:25+00:00

Youth Voice: The Big Hospital Experiment

2019-10-25T13:37:14+00:00

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 Experiment2019-10-25T13:37:14+00:00

Introducing the 2019 #iwill Ambassadors

2019-10-29T15:07:18+00:00

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 Ambassadors2019-10-29T15:07:18+00:00

News In Brief | September

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

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+00:00

Youth Voice: #iwill Ambassador Tahirah

2019-10-07T13:49:38+00:00

Tahirah uses social media and her favourite sport to break down stereotypes Tariah is a weightlifter. She also happens to be an 18 year old #iwill Ambassador from Wales, a woman and a Muslim. She's breaking down barriers using her platforms to challenge stereotypes. Hear it from herself: "They think 'well, your headscarf must have an effect on your ability', but this is really not true"

Youth Voice: #iwill Ambassador Tahirah2019-10-07T13:49:38+00:00

Case Study: Intergenerational Volunteering

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

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+00:00

Youth Voice: Tessy’s Story

2019-10-02T15:05:06+00:00

Colour Blind: Short Film Colour Blind is written and performed by a group of 16-year olds from the West End of Newcastle. The piece was supported by New Writing North, and turned into a film with the support of the Virgin Money Foundation #iwill Take Action Fund. One of the writers and performers, Tessy speaks to project producer Emily Wiseman. "When people say they are Colour Blind then it comes from a well meaning place but it does much more harm than good. I understand they are trying to be nice but it ignores [...]

Youth Voice: Tessy’s Story2019-10-02T15:05:06+00:00

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