In November, I became an #iwill ambassador and part of my role is to promote youth social action between 10-20yrs. The #iwill campaign is coordinated by charity Step Up To Serve and it has cross party support. I was invited to a special event for the launch of the 50 #iwill ambassadors, where Susanna Reid, Lawrence Dallaglio and, #iwill campaign patron HRH The Prince Of Wales were present. I attended a series of workshops and also met Prince Charles, talking about the youth social action I do in my community.
My social action journey started while I was a Scout. I was asked if I wanted to be a young leader for a Scout section in my local area, and I haven’t looked back since! It’s led me to become a Member of Youth Parliament, representing young people and campaigning on issues that matter to us. It’s also encouraged me to get involved in social action through my Youth Forum, and make Norfolk a better place to be. I’ve visited elderly people at residential homes, and volunteered at centres that help people with learning difficulties. I’ve also worked hard to bring down the levels of anti-social behaviour in the area, by organising and participating in social action projects in the summer holidays, and encouraging other young people to get involved as well. Social action has made a huge difference to me personally, too – it’s been a great way to build my social media skills, as I’m always online promoting social action events and sharing our social action successes. Not only that, but it’s boosted my confidence – and that’s given me the courage to go out and help even more people locally, which makes me feel so proud!
I love to make a positive difference in my community.
Do you do any kind of youth social action? If not, do you want to get involved?