World Cancer Day

2021-02-04T18:26:09+00:00

Awareness is vital in young people too 04 February 2021 By Seren Hughes Seren Today (February 4th) is World Cancer Day, an international day to raise awareness of cancer and its prevention, detection, and treatment. Cancer hasn’t stopped because of the pandemic, and with an average of 14 young people diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK, it is vital that we are involved in the conversation about the detection and prevention this disease. Why should we involve young people in this conversation? We should be involved in this conversation at [...]

World Cancer Day2021-02-04T18:26:09+00:00

#iwill Statement on Tackling Anti-Black Racism

2021-02-02T17:00:22+00:00

Position Statement on Tackling Anti-Black Racism 28 January 2021 Since October 2020, the Step up To Serve Trustees have been engaged in a process to reinforce their understanding of anti-Black racism and to increase the urgency of their contribution to delivering systemic change. The evidence of their commitment has already been demonstrated, including participation in learning activities with #iwill Ambassadors, development of personal action plans and their contribution to a position paper on tackling anti-Black racism. The #iwill Partnership discussed the statement during their first meeting in December and will be developing an action plan for the [...]

#iwill Statement on Tackling Anti-Black Racism2021-02-02T17:00:22+00:00

Funding Youth Owned Projects

2021-02-03T15:35:51+00:00

Five Tips to Make Your Funding Accessible to Youth-Owned Projects #iwill Ambassador Naomi gives organisations who provide funding five tips on what more they could do to make grants and funding accessible to young people directly. There are lots of barriers that young people face in accessing funding. Most can be overcome quite simply, but you will have to think about things you haven’t had to before. Here's five tips to get started: 1. Make it practically possible Young people may not have access to an account for the money to be [...]

Funding Youth Owned Projects2021-02-03T15:35:51+00:00

The Future of #iwill

2021-02-24T23:44:18+00:00

Statement on the future of #iwill 28 January 2021 As the nation faces an unprecedented set of challenges, 2021 is a pivotal moment for the #iwill campaign. We are building on the achievements over the past seven years and growing the #iwill movement, because our shared values of collaboration, challenge, empowerment, independence and inclusion have never been more important. Right now, children and young people are helping build a better future for us all. It’s time for them to be recognised as part of the solution. They have the energy, talent and ideas to make [...]

The Future of #iwill2021-02-24T23:44:18+00:00

#WeAreOneTeam

2020-12-18T09:54:33+00:00

Premier League Kicks social action challenge inspires young people to support their communities this winter 18 December 2020 The Premier League (PL) has teamed up with Marcus Rashford MBE to launch the #WeAreOneTeam social action challenge to young people, encouraging them to support those in their local community who are going through a difficult time this winter. The challenge is set by Marcus and #iwill Ambassador Claire, a 16-year-old volunteer and youth advocate from Manchester, who is passionate about tackling inequalities and giving young people a voice. The Premier League will be working with [...]

#WeAreOneTeam2020-12-18T09:54:33+00:00

UK Government Must Engage with Young People

2020-09-11T12:17:23+01:00

It’s time for the UK Government to engage with young people Senior leaders from over 80 organisations across the youth, education, health, funding and civil society sectors have today called on the UK Government to hold a dedicated press conference for young people to answer their questions about the Covid-19 pandemic and to allow under-18s to submit questions to the daily press conference. These organisations, and over 150 of their youth representatives, include Unicef UK, Girlguiding, Teach First and British Red Cross. Children and young people are feeling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic - [...]

UK Government Must Engage with Young People2020-09-11T12:17:23+01:00

Press Release: Open Letter to UK Government

2020-09-11T12:17:47+01:00

Leading organisations and youth representatives call on UK Government to hold youth press conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08:00AM 07/05/20 Senior leaders from over 80 organisations across the youth, education, health, funding and civil society sectors have today called on the UK Government to hold a dedicated press conference for young people to answer their questions about the Covid-19 pandemic and to allow under-18s to submit questions to the daily press conference. These organisations, and over 150 of their youth representatives, include Save the Children, Unicef UK, Girlguiding, UK Youth and Teach First. Children and young people are feeling the [...]

Press Release: Open Letter to UK Government2020-09-11T12:17:47+01:00

Open Letter to UK Government

2020-09-11T12:18:20+01:00

Sign on behalf of your organisation Sign as a young person It’s time for the UK Government to engage with young people Without urgent action, we risk the Coronavirus pandemic leading to a lost generation of children and young people. Now more than ever, their voices must be heard. The crisis has the potential to exacerbate existing inequalities and create new ones. The future is uncertain - with schools closed, exams cancelled and employment prospects diminished. Many feel anxious, disaffected and isolated. Mounting evidence from organisations and young people across the UK shows that [...]

Open Letter to UK Government2020-09-11T12:18:20+01:00

Young People Matter

2020-09-11T12:20:35+01:00

Why we're saying 'Young People Matter' in the Covid-19 pandemic A blog from the youth voice champions behind the message. Want to share the message? Open the comms pack here, or download the graphics through WeTransfer. Who are young people? Young people are the people staying in, and saving lives, when they share a bedroom with two siblings. Young people are the GCSE students unable to feel the pay-off of their hard work. Young people are the cancer patients who have had to delay their treatment. Young people are shielding. Young people are trying [...]

Young People Matter2020-09-11T12:20:35+01:00

Coronavirus Response Resources

2020-09-11T12:27:40+01:00

Coronavirus (Covid-19) At a time of national crisis, the #iwill campaign’s agenda, to grow meaningful collaboration between organisations, decision-makers and young people to solve common problems, is more relevant than ever. Read more about how we're responding to the Covid-19 outbreak here.  We will keep this page updated with information and resources for young people and the sectors that support them from #iwill campaign partners and our wider networks. We will also keep a running feed of the ways young people are responding to this crisis.  If you have resources, information or stories you would like [...]

Coronavirus Response Resources2020-09-11T12:27:40+01:00
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