November 20th – 24th is #iwill week. This is the week where we will celebrate the contribution that young people are making through social action!
What is the #iwill campaign?
#iwill is a campaign based in the UK and have an aim of making social action part of 10 – 20 year olds lives by 2020.
The #iwill campaign has identified the six key principles which define great local youth social action:
- Socially Impactful
These principles help promote practises that all young people are able to participate and benefit from the campaign.
#iwill works with hundreds of well-known businesses to enable young people to have access to social action. Social action includes campaigns, fundraising and volunteering which develops modern employability skills for later life.
Here are some examples of well-known businesses who are pledging partners in the #iwill campaign:
- NHS England
- EDF energy
- National Citizens Service
- St John Ambulance
- Guide Dogs
- Comic Relief
- National union of students
- Youth Employment UK
There are many other well-known businesses who are pledgers in the #iwill campaign. If you would like to know who these are, visit the #iwill website for more details.
#iwill Week 2017
This year is the 4th anniversary of the campaign. So this year, they are asking to help celebrate all the young people who have been involved in the campaign and bring everyone together. It is all about shining a light on the impact that young people are having, as well as the great work of the 700+ #iwill partners who have pledged to create more social action opportunities.
How to get involved
If you would like to participate in the #iwill campaign, then there are many ways in which you can support.
You can follow the campaign on social media, make a pledge, sign up the newsletter and support all the young people who would like to take part.
You can also look at the website which shows all the latest information, news, tweets and the resources you would need if you would like to participate in the project!