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Changemakers at the BAFTA Children’s Media Conference

2019-07-30T16:19:49+01:00

The Children's Media Conference 2019 attracted over 1,250 delegates to Sheffield on 2-4 July. #iwill Ambassadors Dan and Alvin attended as BAFTA sponsored 'Changemakers', two of ten young people with something to say – campaigners, entrepreneurs, activists and artists. They intervened at the beginning of several key sessions – and came together to discuss young people, politics and activism in Kids Taking a Stand. "I spoke about why Global media companies should invest in underrepresented young people and tried to practically break down the steps to achieving this. I wanted these media [...]

Changemakers at the BAFTA Children’s Media Conference2019-07-30T16:19:49+01:00

Three weeks in the life of the #iwill campaign

2019-07-30T16:20:31+01:00

My name is Samir Badaro, and I'm a Criminology student about to embark on my final year at the University of Bristol. Earlier this year, I won the ‘Impactful Social Action’ category at TargetJob's Undergraduate of the Year Award, sponsored by Teach First and the #iwill campaign. I was rewarded with the opportunity to work with Step Up To Serve (SUTS), who coordinate the #iwill campaign, over these last three weeks. I have had the privilege of meeting a range of #iwill Ambassadors and other inspiring young people during my time here, and [...]

Three weeks in the life of the #iwill campaign2019-07-30T16:20:31+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

Mental Health Awareness Week: Vlogs

2019-05-21T18:14:57+01:00

#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.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Vlogs2019-05-21T18:14:57+01:00

The Power of Youth Social Action: #iwill Impact Report

2019-06-28T16:52:52+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, [...]

The Power of Youth Social Action: #iwill Impact Report2019-06-28T16:52:52+01:00

#iwill Ambassador Lucy: Youth Mental Health

2019-05-20T16:32:15+01:00

Mental Health Awareness Week Every day of every week we should be aware of mental health, but having one week solely dedicated to raising awareness is a perfect opportunity to really dive into all aspects of mental health. People of every age, ethnicity and background can experience mental health struggles, short term and long term. Difficulties in understanding mental health can come from drawing a line between physical and mental health, viewing them as totally separate things, when really they overlap far more than we often realise. When we start viewing health as a whole, it can become easier to get [...]

#iwill Ambassador Lucy: Youth Mental Health2019-05-20T16:32:15+01:00

#iwill Ambassador Abbey: Rural Mental Health

2019-05-20T16:35:26+01:00

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 I live in North Devon. As we like to say in the West Country, I’m a ‘Devonshire maid’! I have lived in the South West all my life and I wouldn’t change it for the world. While there is a lot of conversation about mental health online and in the media, a lot of that focuses on young people struggling with social media, busy lifestyles, or not getting access to natural environments. I wanted to share my experiences of mental health and wellbeing in very rural environments. I’m currently working full time for an agricultural contractor [...]

#iwill Ambassador Abbey: Rural Mental Health2019-05-20T16:35:26+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

UK Government Announces Youth Charter

2019-05-17T14:21:00+01:00

Leading Youth Organisations welcome a Youth Charter Working together, UK Youth, The Scouts, Girlguiding, National Youth Agency, NCS Trust, Youth United Foundation, Step up to Serve, The Prince’s Trust, and the British Youth Council have been calling on the Government to develop a Youth Charter. Today, we welcome the news that Mims Davies Minister for Sport and Civil Society has announced that a new Youth Charter will be developed following the Prime Minister’s Serious Youth Violence Summit. The time has come for a new, bolder approach to youth strategy that acknowledges the specific opportunities and challenges facing this generation of young [...]

UK Government Announces Youth Charter2019-05-17T14:21:00+01:00

WE Day 2019

2019-05-17T13:54:38+01:00

On 6th March 2019, #iwill Ambassadors Adam, Sarah and Usman joined #iwill Fund leadership board members Dunola and Jenny (and tens of thousands of other young people) at Wembley Stadium for WE Day, a celebration of the impact that young people can have in their communities and in the world. Have a read below for some thoughts and updates from the young people who attended! ______ " WE Day is important because it makes us realise that the social action we all take part in, makes a difference in lots of different scales and has impact even if we cannot see [...]

WE Day 20192019-05-17T13:54:38+01:00

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