It's vision is to help build a new generation of motivated and switched-on young people who want to use their skills to support local charities and make the lives of others in and around their communities better. The programme is delivered through a fully resourced scheme of work that is interactive and student-led, offered to schools free of charge. Students identify social issues in their area and engage with local charities that address them. The students will then have the opportunity to compete for £1,500 of grant money. Teams will do this by advocating for their charity in a school competition.
The support of the Jack Petchey Foundation ensures that First Give will be delivered to 25 schools across the South East- helping more young people engage with their local communities and develop valuable professional skills.
Like the Jack Petchey Foundation First Give believes that the passion, creativity and determination of young people are all positive qualities that can be harnessed for social change. First Give works to: