Girls are leaders in promoting social action through the #iwill campaign
Social action is part of Girlguiding's DNA
Girlguiding plays a key role in the #iwill campaign by getting girls involved in youth social action in the UK.
As a girl in Girlguiding, it's likely that you will already be doing social action through community action, peer education, fundraising or by using your voice to influence change.
Girls are becoming social action leaders as #iwill ambassadors
The #iwill campaign is represented by 50 inspirational young ambassadors - including girls from Girlguiding! They are all 10 to 20 years old, and are leading fantastic social action in their communities.
As part of the campaign, Girlguiding has pledged to engage:
- more volunteers to enable more girls to join
- more girls in social action in their local communities through the guiding programme
- more girls as advocates for change
- over 50,000 more girls aged 10 to 20 as a powerful force for good in their communities by 2020.
About the #iwill campaign
#iwill is a UK-wide campaign helping more young people make a difference in their communities through social action, including activities like campaigning, fundraising and volunteering. Youth social action has a double benefit – it helps build communities and develops character strengths and life skills in young people. Many business, education, voluntary and public sector organisations have pledged to spread the word about the benefits of youth social action and create more opportunities for young people to get involved.
Girlguiding #iwill ambassador 2015
Social action has changed my life for the better. It has given me the opportunity to make lifelong friends, develop in confidence, try new things and learn new things about who I am. I want other young people to realise by giving a little how much they can gain. It has the power to change your life path around.