What do we mean by Youth Action?

Young people taking practical action in the service of others in order to create positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community as well as to the young person themselves.” –  Young Foundation
 Six principles of great youth social action:

1. Socially Impactful – having a clear intended benefit to a community, cause or social problem.

2. Challenging – stretching and ambitious as well as enjoyable and enabling.

3. Youth-led –  owned and shaped by young people’s needs, ideas and decision-making.

4. Progressive-  sustainable, and providing links to other activities and opportunities.

5. Embedded – accessible to all, and well integrated to existing pathways to become a habit for life.

6. Reflective – recognising contributions as well as valuing critical reflection and learning.