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#iwillWeek 2016 (old)

#iwillWeek 2016 is coming and we want you to get involved…

Between 21st-25th November we want you to celebrate the impact young people are making and enable others, young and old, to get involved. We are asking #iwill supporters to highlight the benefits of youth social action through new and existing events and activities during #iwillWeek.

  • Show local people what youth social action is all about. Get adult volunteers, parents, teachers, employers, local MPs, journalists and of course young people involved. We want them to see and hear the benefits of enabling 10 to 20 year-olds to make a difference.
  • Tell them about the double-benefit of youth social action (to young people AND their communities) and why they should get involved in the #iwill campaign.

Why not ‘do’ some social action as a way of celebrating the impact that young people can make? It could be part of a campaign to improve something locally, an opportunity to fundraise for a local or national cause or you could build in some volunteering to enhance your community? This is an opportunity to engage with schools, colleges, businesses, hospitals and the wider community in your area. Why not get in touch with local politicians and the media too?

Below are some specially created resources to support your #iwillWeek celebration. There are invites, posters, background #iwill information, a guide to running an event and much more – please do take a look. (If you are working in Scotland you may prefer to use resources created by partners YouthLink Scotland which you can find here).

Also do tell us about your event – send an email to hello@stepuptoserve.org.uk (subject line #iwillWeek 2016). Tell us the time, date and postcode of your activity as well as the number of guests and a two-line description of activity. We will be adding these to the #iwillWeek 2016 map, which we’ll publish on October 1st.

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