Football League clubs across the country, through their community trusts, are sharing their pledge of support to #iwill, the national campaign promoting youth social action.This week the Community Trusts will be celebrating #iwill week, marking the 2nd anniversary of the #iwill campaign for youth social action and is calling on other organisations to join them.
Through The Football League Trust, the clubs have pledged to support this growing movement that aims to make involvement in social action part of life for more 10 to 20-year-olds around the UK.
Youth social action is defined as ‘young people taking practical action in the service of others to create positive change’ and includes activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering.
Football clubs have been very successful at engaging young people. For example, around 40 clubs deliver the Government’s National Citizen Service (NCS) which helps a young person’s transition to becoming adult by building confidence, teaching crucial life skills and getting them involved in projects that make a difference to their community.
This year, more than 8,000 15 to 17-year-olds, on NCS with Football League Clubs, have taken part in over 200,000 hours of social action projects to improve their communities.
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