Make Social Action Normal

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PURPOSE

 

We want to revolutionise the way young people grow up, by making it EASY for parents, teachers, youth workers and charities to offer high impact opportunities to make a difference from a young age.

 
 
 

PROBLEM

 

Today’s young people are the changemaker generation. Teenagers and kids have never been so switched on to social problems, or so willing and driven to make a positive difference. But despite this, social action is still seen as a ‘nice to have’ within formal education, and only a minority of willing young people are taking action.

We want to change that by making social action a normal part of growing up.

 
 
 

SOLUTION

 

There is already high demand from young people to take part in social action, but not enough high quality opportunities. To connect the demand with supply - we need to make it easy for teachers, parents and youth workers to provide the right kind of support and projects for young people.

Generation Change is building a movement to put best practice in the hands of the frontline professionals who are best placed to support young people’s social action.

We will support structured programmes to engage in rigorous, evidence based learning - and support a wide audience of practitioners in youth settings to learn about and adopt best practice - by creating engaging, easy to use resources, and running learning events to create a dynamic professional network.

 
 
 

CAUSES

 
  • Children

  • Communities

  • Culture

 
 
 

STATUS

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE PASSED

The application deadline has now passed and the team is now being recruited from the applicants.

 
 
 

WHO IS INVOLVED?

 
 

A team of 3 at Generation Change, plus volunteers from our member organisations and wider partnership network - including large youth charities such as the Scouts, National Citizen Service, and Volunteering Matters.

 
 
 

HOW CAN I HELP?

 

The application deadline has now passed and the team is now being recruited from the applicants.