We aspire to help Surrey become a hotbed of Youth Social Action.
Youth Social Action is a movement to empower young people to engage with their communities and do something to make a difference to others.
This could be anything from leading an anti bullying campaign in school, undertaking an environmental project or actively engaging with a local charity.
Our project will empower young people to explore the problems they see in their local community and come up with ideas and actions as to how THEY might be able to solve them.
Youth Social Action enables young people to develop new skills such as independence and leadership. It is also good for building strong local communities and supporting young people to be truly active citizens.
Surrey Youth Focus initiatives delivering Youth Social Action in Surrey
Make a Difference challenge
Surrey Youth Focus are working with Young Citizens to increase the awareness and delivery of their Make a Difference challenge within schools and youth organisations in Surrey. The Make a Difference challenge presents an opportunity for children to take the lead in making a difference to their communities and provides an excellent context for meaningful SMSC learning, literacy, numeracy and personal development.
It is a child-led citizenship project for KS2 that supports pupils in identifying, researching and addressing a cause or concern that they want to do something about by developing an awareness raising campaign, fundraising or taking direct action.
To find out how your school or youth organisation can get involved click here: Info sheet - Make a Difference.pdf
See the pdf for more details: