To kick start my ‘See it’ challenge, I’m reflecting on my recent visit hosted by Volunteering Matters to see the work of #iwill Ambassador Lanai Collis-Phillips who is a full time volunteer there. We visited a project that is supported by Volunteering Matters, WASSUP (Women Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Speak Out).
WASSUP is a fantastic example of youth social action. It is delivered by 30 inspirational young women in Ipswich. Despite the gravity of the work they do, educating young people about grooming and abuse, they bring passion, energy and hope everywhere they go.
I left Ipswich feeling so inspired by the incredible work that Lanai and WASSUP do. It gave me a real sense of possibility and a determination to fight even harder for the much needed investment that is needed in our young people and communities.
With the Power Of Youth Challenge having just launched – I challenge you to go out and see the Power of Youth in action!
As part of an #iwillWeek Challenge, I had the chance to record an informal chat with Lanai, where she interviews me on what makes me so passionate about the #iwill Campaign and why must continue to grow the Power of Youth. Lanai also shares how she got involved in taking action on such a challenging issue. Have a listen below.