Youth social action refers to activities that young people do to make a positive difference to others or the environment. There are lots of ways in which young people can take practical action to make a positive difference.
It can take place in a range of contexts and can mean formal or informal activities. These include volunteering, fundraising, campaigning and supporting peers.
Teachers, employers, parents and other members of the community can all support youth social action.
High quality youth social action meets the six principles outlined above.
The examples and case studies available in this toolkit, as well as those on the #iwill website, contain lots of examples of youth social action projects.
Activities might include:
- Tutoring and mentoring
- Other activities or projects through which young people come together to solve an issue or improve something in their community
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