18 November 2016
As you may know FairTrain is a key partner of the UK-wide #iwill campaign. This promotes the social action journey for 10-20 year-olds, which could be seen as valuable work experience. So far more than 600 business, education and voluntary sector partners have committed to take tangible action that will help to embed social action into the lives of young people.
Between 21st-25th November #iwillWeek will celebrate the impact young people are making and enable others, young and old, to get involved.
We are asking our members and partners to get involved and 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.
Why not extend or celebrate the social action that young people have already done? #iwillWeek is a great opportunity to show your successes to schools, colleges, businesses, hospitals and the wider community in your area and for the #iwill campaign to be able to amplify your great work.
Here 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 planning to join in with #iwillWeek do make sure the campaign team know. Visit the #iwillWeek page and click the ‘submit an event’ button to add your activity to the #iwillWeek map.
If you have any further questions about the week do drop our partners at the #iwill team an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.