This week is all about helping out, being kind and making a difference.
We're starting with #iwillWeek 2018
#iwill is a UK-wide campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020.
This 12-16 November we’re calling for #iwill campaign partners to further empower and celebrate the stories of young people by enabling them to describe the impact they’re having on the communities and causes they care so much about. Ultimately, we know when young people take part in social action, everyone benefits. And we want young people to have the chance to take part in meaningful social action – building a habit for life.
We hope #iwillWeek 2018 provides the space and forum for young people to tell stories of youth social action.
The initiative is supported by a vast range of organisations and charities from local councils to national bodies.
There many names familiar to CJS readers, defra, many National Parks, including our local one: the North York Moors, Love parks, National Trust, parkrun, RSPB, click the logos to see what they've pledged for example 'our national park' (NYMPNA) pledge to:
Connect children, young people and adults with nature by using experience in the National Park; Enhance children, young people and adult’s involvement in the interpretation of the historic environment and natural beauty in the National Park; Share and showcase the positive work of children, young people and adults in the National Park; Develop opportunities for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the John Muir Award.
RSPB pledges to provide residential volunteering opportunities for young people on 40 of our nature reserves and to support 5,000 young people through our Wildlife Action Awards scheme in the next three years.
Next year CJS is looking at the impact of young people and how best to make them involved in conservation of the natural world, watch out for CJS Focus on the Next Generation due for publication in November 2019, suggestions for content welcome! Email Focus Co-ordinator Amy on firstname.lastname@example.org