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Schools Youth Social Action Projects

We have an exciting opportunity for students from 8 secondary schools to be supported to run their own youth social action projects. We want to empower young people to act positively on the social and environmental issues they care about.

Is your school interested in taking part in this fully funded opportunity?

 

What is involved?

 

  • A small group of students from Key Stage 3 will design and carry out a project which creates positive social and environmental change within their community, through which their skills, knowledge, values, and confidence will be nurtured.
  • They will be supported by a fully trained, DBS-checked member of Global Action Plan staff who will meet with the group on a regular basis (weekly).
  • There is also a grant of £400 available to facilitate the group’s action project and help turn your students’ ideas into reality.

 

When is the project starting?

 

We hope to start working with a group of 10-12 students from Key Stage 3 in September 2022. The group will work on their project throughout the Spring term or Winter term, as we set up similar projects with primary schools local to their school.

 

Why is this project running?

 

Our recent research with nearly 1000 young people has found that whilst most 7-18 year olds do care about caring for other people and the environment, the majority feel alone in their concern and are afraid of speaking up for fear of not fitting in with their peers. We are keen to break this barrier down and normalise taking action on issues we care about.


Click here to watch a short video on our research and what we discovered.

 

Next steps:

 

To express your interest and find out more, please email [email protected] and we will be in touch with further information.

 

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