What’s the role of teachers in youth-led social action?

The blog is published on The RSA website.

Social action empowers young people to turn ideas into actions such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering. Based on the #iwill campaign’s six high-quality principles, youth-led social action should be practical action taken for the benefit of others that is ‘led, owned and shaped by young people’s needs, ideas and decision-making’.

But if the social action is youth-led, and young people are the ones making the decisions, where does this leave educators? Do they have a role in youth-led social action programmes such as RSA4 or Young Citizens’ Make a Difference Challenge? If so, what is it?

In this joint blog, Hannah Breeze, Senior Coordinator for RSA4, and Ruth Le Breton, Programmes Manager at Young Citizens, reflect on this question.

Read the blog in full here.