10 May 2021
Power of Youth Day, 2 June 2021
Power of Youth Day is an annual celebration of the contributions children and young people make to society through volunteering, mentoring, peer education, campaigning, fundraising and more.
When the pandemic began young people were already supporting their communities through volunteering and social action. And they have continued to do so despite huge challenges, disruption and sacrifices. They’ve also been responding to the changing needs around them to support others through the pandemic.
This year Power of Youth Day will focus on the incredible efforts that young people made during the last year, a year impacted by a global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. We want to recognise the resilience, energy and strength of young people – as volunteers, mentors, peer educators and more – while overcoming the challenges the pandemic brought.
We’re calling on the #iwill movement to help young people share their stories – the challenges they faced, how they continued to support communities despite the pandemic, and any new ways they contributed through volunteering and social action.
And we’re asking organisations and leaders to look ahead so that young people can continue to shape society as we come out of Covid. Organisations are encouraged to sign up to the Power Of Youth Charter so that more young people can help shape society.
To get involved, simply download the resource packs via links below and join the rest of the #iwill movement to celebrate the Power of Youth.